Upcoming Forest Stewards Guild and Partner Events


Guild Gathering social at Portland SAF

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 16:30 to 19:30

Register today (free, but serves as your RSVP)!

Basecamp Brewing Company
930 SE Oak St, Portland, OR 97214

Join Guild members, staff, partners, and SAF members and conference go-ers for a networking social during the SAF conference in Portland, OR. 

Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Tour

October 20, 2018 (time to be determined)

Near Errol, NH

Save the date for this forestry student tour of ecological forestry operations at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge. More details coming soon! For more information, contact Amanda Mahaffey at or (207)432-3701.

Swan Island Wildlife Management Area Tour

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 08:30 to 13:00

Timber Salvage of Blowdown with Island Logistics

Richmond, ME

Register today!

Join this tour which includes a ferry ride (boat leaves at 8:30 a.m.), and topics on invasive plants, road repair, public use, wildlife habitat, firebreaks, field reclamation, and eco-reserve without salvage. We will compare outcomes of three different crews/equipment mixes doing the same work. 

NAFSE Field Trip: Experimental wind tunnel tour for wildland fire applications

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:00 to 16:00

Register by end of day September 21!

Come to WPI to visit the largest fire laboratory in academia in the U.S. and learn about the wildland fire research that is conducted there!

Forestry for Maine Birds workshop - Bridgton, ME

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:00 to 16:00

Join Maine Audubon, the Maine Forest Service and the Forest Stewards Guild for an afternoon of outdoor exploration and forest assessment at LEA’s Maine Lake Science Center, and the Highland Research Forest in Bridgton. Participants will pair traditional forest management techniques with habitat assessment for Maine’s migratory forest songbirds and discuss possible changes to the land to increase biodiversity and age-class structure. Forestry for Maine Birds is geared toward foresters, loggers, land owners, land trust folks, and anyone interested in learning about managing woodlands for species biodiversity.

Women's Chainsaw Safety - Jefferson, ME

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 08:00 to Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 16:00

This two-day course is designed for women. The first half-day session (8:00-12:00) will be mostly indoors as we provide some basic information about chainsaws, maintenance, and safety clothing, introduce you to good practices, and provide relevant background material. The second day (8:00-4:00) is intended to be a full day of practice and application. Our goal is that each student will leave the course being keenly aware of how to evaluate practices, and equipment for safety.

Build Your Own Leopold Bench

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 01:00 to 16:00

Register by Oct 15!

Location: Northwoods Stewardship Center
Join a facilitated introduction to Leopold and the land ethic, while building your own Leopold bench built from wood sustainably harvested from a Forest Stewards Guild Model Forest!

Bottomland Hardwoods Learning Exchange

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:30 to Friday, November 9, 2018 - 17:00

Register by October 31!

Meeting location: Brunswick, Georgia.

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Tentative agenda is available now.

This field-based learning exchange will bring together experts from the Atlantic Coastal Plain and lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley to compare these two geographies based on social, ecological, and economic factors. An emphasis will be placed on the connection between forestry and hydrology, and how responsible forest management can play an integral role in conserving the whole system on a watershed-level. Through this event we hope to improve the management and conservation of bottomland forests and illustrate opportunities to meet diverse social values.

Women Owning Woodlands Network: Enhancing Connections between Women and Their Woods

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 14:00 to 17:00

SAF Pre-Convention Workshop
More information and registration links

2018 SAF National Convention 
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Weaving together empirical research and practical experience, this highly interactive field tour/workshop highlights key strategies and resources for engaging women landowners in management and conservation activities and institutionalizing best practices for outreach and education programs that are inclusive of this growing and underserved population.

Bogs and Outwash - Growing Uneven-Aged Douglas Fir in the Puget Sound Area

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 09:30 to 15:00

Register today!

Come tour the Cranberry Lake Forest Education and Research Center. This 720-acre property is used for education and research of the natural environment. Active timber management helps support these goals. 

Cranberry Lake features uneven-aged Douglas-fir forest on glacial outwash as well as areas of even-aged management, extensive wetlands, and a lake. Come see about the active management on a tour across chronological series of thinnings on this unique property.

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