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Celebrating the roots of Guild forestry – Guild birthday event in NC!

August 20 @ 9:30 am - August 22 @ 11:00 am

Forest Stewards Guild’s 25th Anniversary National Guild Gathering!

Celebrating the roots of Guild forestry

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Venue: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm

Food: Day 1 all meals included. Day 2 dinner on your own. Day 3 light breakfast included. Snacks available on all days.

Field sites: Warren Wilson College Forest, land managed by EcoForesters, and Bent Creek Experimental Forest’s femelschlag silviculture system (don’t know what that is? Come join us to find out!).

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Celebrate our 25th anniversary with us! Did you know one of the first “Guild Gatherings” happened at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina 25 years ago? A group of like-minded foresters banded together and talked about ways they wanted to see the forestry industry change…and the Forest Stewards Guild still shares these values today.

We are very pleased to announce that we will be coming full circle and hosting our 25th Anniversary National Guild Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina this August! Join us for two exciting days to celebrate the roots of Guild forestry.

We will hear from natural resource professionals from across the Southeast about how ecological forestry has changed and shaped the landscape, get your boots on the ground and visit a handful of local forest sites, and revisit and remember our history while sitting around a bonfire. Come share the spark of Guild forest stewardship with us!

Logistics: camping will be available on site for $20 per person, per night. Camping is limited to 25 spots. View this list of Air B&Bs nearby. The venue is 15 – 20 minutes from Asheville, NC, where there are plenty of lodging options.

More info coming soon…


August 20 @ 9:30 am
August 22 @ 11:00 am
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SAHC Community Farm
24 Mag Sluder Rd
Alexander, NC 28701
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