Professional Membership

The Forest Stewards Guild welcomes professionals in all forest-related disciplines. Guild Professional Members are consulting foresters, public and private forest managers, wildlife biologists, botanists, forest administrators, land protection specialists, policy makers, loggers, scientists, and educators, throughout the United States and Canada. Our members all share a commitment to the highest ethical standard of forest stewardship and conservation. Professional Members are eligible to vote for Guild leadership and on policy statements, and are able to serve on committees. Professional Members also receive Guild print and digital publications.

Professional Member candidates are evaluated based on education, professional experience, and commitment to the Guild's mission and principles. Memberships are based on a 7/1 through 6/30 fiscal year. To apply, please:

  • choose "Professional Membership" on the new member form,
  • answer the application questions, and
  • submit your $85 membership dues.
  • If paying by check, please use the new member form to choose your membership type, complete the form fields, add any additional donation amount, and then instead of submitting the form, print it and send it to us with your check to: 612 West Main Street, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53703.

We will send acknowledgement of receipt right away, review your application and get back to you shortly. 

The Forest Stewards Guild Mission and Principles are a statement of ethics and values to which all Professional Members are expected to adhere. Membership in the Guild entails an obligation to a high standard of professional and ethical conduct.