Welcome to the Forest Stewards Guild

Timber Harvest in West Virginia State Parks

The Forest Stewards Guild, has submitted comments on West Virginia Senate Bill 270 and House Bill 4182, which would revise State Park rules to permit commercial timber production. The Guild strongly oppose SB 270 and HB 4182 because they conflict with the key purpose and value of parks, push for timber harvest without stakeholder input, and attempt to legislate the complex process of forest management.

Women Owning Woodlands Shadowing Opportunity - and Travel Scholarships

Are you interested in launching a women-focused woodland owner program, but aren’t sure what it might look like and how it would work?

Thanks to support from the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, the Sustaining Family Forests Initiative has funding available to offset travel related costs for aspiring WOW leaders to attend an existing WOW event to shadow and learn from the event organizer(s).

And here is an existing event to consider!

Applications are due by Friday, March 9, 2018

2018 Summer Forestry Internship with Forest Stewards Guild

Employer: Forest Stewards Guild
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Deadline: March 12, 2018
Full internship description and application instructions

The Forest Stewards Guild invites students at the college or graduate level to apply for a paid summer internship to work on forest-related issues in New Mexico. Jump-start your career in forestry and positively influence natural resource and land management! Learn valuable skills and work with a motivated team of forestry professionals.

Dartmouth Second College Grant Model Forest designation

Dartmouth College has owned 27,000 contiguous acres of forest property since June 1807 and has been engaged in timber management since 1828. Nearly 200 years of active management has shifted focus and strategy over time, and now management occurs for a multiple use approach that utilizes an ecosystem-based method of forest management. 

Putting the Forest First

From Humboldt County, California, to Aroostook County, Maine, we are the stewards for America’s finest forests.

We invite you to join us.

From our beginnings over thirty years ago, the Forest Stewards Guild has recognized that maintaining healthy, productive forests is the best investment we can make in promoting the wellbeing of people and forest communities. Our work includes hands-on forest stewardship, education and training, research, policy advocacy, and promoting professional practice – all based on high ethical standards and our unique mission of “putting the forest first.”