Model Forest

The Forest Stewards Guild Model Forest network is comprised of more than 25 forests on over 225,000 acres that include some of the finest forests in America. 

The Model Forest program promotes long term conservation of working forests, recognizes the best work of our members, and exemplifies our guiding principles.

See the list of Forest Stewards Guild Model Forests here.

Model Forest Program Criteria: 

  1. The Model Forest demonstrates alignment with the Guild’s principles.
  2. Model Forest management is guided by a comprehensive, written, forest management plan.
  3. The Model Forest is under stable ownership with evidence of transparent decision making, and Model Forest owners and foresters are willing to commit to the Model Forest program through a memorandum of understanding.
  4. The Model Forest is under management by a Forest Stewards Guild professional member, ensuring that both the owner’s long-term goals and the demonstration objectives of a Guild Model Forest can be achieved. 
  5. The Model Forest has high demonstration value.