The Guild has been gearing up for a year for big changes in how we appear online and tell our story. We also took on a transformation in how we manage our membership database and create opportunities for members to connect and engage.

There is still plenty of work to do, though we’ve reached a major milestone! Our new look is found at:

http://foreststewardsguild.org.

And, visit our new member portal (see below) to create your logon user name and password. This portal has up to the minute details of your membership status, donations, event registrations and more. You can even manage the information in your membership record yourself, through your “profile.” And if you are a Professional member or Retired Professional member, you also may update/complete your profile for our new “Find A Forester” Directory, which we will launch soon. Or, opt-out, because your listing is up to you!

For members: to get to the portal, visit the “For members” area on the top right of the website. If it asks if you already have an account, it is referring to your member account, so yes you do. Just enter your email address on file with us and you’ll get a message to set up your logon.

For not yet-members: visit the “For members” area on the top right of the website and create an account. Then go back to the “for members” area of the website and click on “forgot password?” Then you can plug in your email address to receive a link to set up your logon. Once you logon to your member portal you can click a link to join. Too much work? You can skip the portal step and simply join. Just ignore the initial pop up.

Responsible forest management requires learning curves and perseverance, so I know we’ll get through this technological new-ground together. If you have questions or concerns, please contact membership@forestguild.org and we’ll be happy to help.

In the meantime, enjoy the new site, be sure to renew your membership this month if you haven’t already, (current year’s memberships expire June 30) and thanks for your patience as we roll out more online and for members very soon!