Welcome to the Forest Stewards Guild!


We help new forest stewards see their role in forest management.


We are putting the forests first in everything we do.


Humility, in research and recommendations, makes our best knowledge possible.

What's best for the forest over time, is ultimately best for all who depend on them.


Supporting forest stewards

We support professionals to excel in their work to help forests adapt to ever-changing circumstances.


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Engaging new forest stewards

We educate and train a broad community, helping people see their role in forest conservation and management.


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Stewardship in action

In the midst of climate change, land use conversions, and resource demands, we research and implement ways to help healthy, working forests thrive.


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Policy Analysis and Recommendations

Research and


EDF's conviction that prosperity and environmental stewardship must go hand in hand matches the Guild's commitment to responsible forestry.

Eric Holst

Environmental Defense Fund

We are an organizational sponsor of the Guild because we see ecological forestry as the best way to ensure a long-term supply of high quality wood.

Jamey French

President and CEO of Northland Forest Products, Inc

The best thing about the Guild Gathering I attended was the opportunity to meet and talk to industry employees on multiple levels (experienced, new hires, consultants).

attendee of a 2018

Guild Gathering

The Guild works hard to improve the forestry culture, public awareness, and perception of a better-quality ethic on how we manage forests.

Annie Socci

Foundation for Sustainable Forests


We welcome all who support our mission and share our principles. Please join us by becoming a member!

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