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Guild Gathering in Lake States: Simultaneously Managing Forests for Timber, Birds, and the Future

August 3 @ 8:30 am - August 4 @ 3:30 pm

Register today! ($50, $25 for students)

August 3, 9:30 a.m. – August 4, 2:30 p.m. ET

Location: Michigan Technological University’s Ford Center (Alberta, MI), with field tours throughout Houghton County

Continuing education credits:
Category 1 SAF:

  • day 1: 4.5 credits
  • day 2: 3.5 credits

Category 1 Wildlife Society: 6 credits total for full event.

Detailed agenda for download

Gathering Overview:

Day 1: Lecture style presentations at the Ford Center will be followed by an afternoon field tour including the surrounding Ford Forest. A cookout style dinner and a campfire/social hour will round out the evening. Overnight lodging will be available at the Ford Center or in Baraga.

Day 2: Field tours in Hancock and Atlantic Mine to visit a pair of parcels that are owned and managed by the Forest Stewards Guild will start and stop at the Ford Center for caravan or carpooling. Please be prepared to caravan in your own vehicle or carpool with other attendees. We do not anticipate any arduous hiking but please come prepared with appropriate clothes and footwear for short forest walks on uneven terrain. Long pants and footwear that can get muddy are recommended.

Food: 

Your registration covers:

  • Day 1 Ford Center lunch (choose option in registration)
  • Day 1 snacks
  • Day 1 host-made dinner (pulled pork on buns and whole wheat pesto pasta)
  • Day 2 breakfast pastries and refreshments
  • Day 2 snacks
  • Day 2 boxed lunch in the field (veggie and meat options will be available)

Lodging:

Option 1: Baraga Lakeside Inn is about 12 miles from the Ford Center. We have 15 rooms blocked for the nights of August 2nd and 3rd at $80 each. The block expires on July 19. If you’d like to stay at the Inn, call (906) 353-7123 asap to reserve your room and ask for the Forest Stewards Guild room block to get the discounted rate. This lodging is not included in your registration.

Option 2: There are 10 beds available at the Ford Center’s Ash House for the night of August 3rd only. These are twin beds in semi-private rooms for $35 per bed. Linens included. You can choose this option in your registration for the event until the max availability is met.

We are excited to get people back together in an enjoyable and safe setting. We will be tracking COVID-19 trends and following all local and federal safety guidelines.

Details

Start:
August 3 @ 8:30 am
End:
August 4 @ 3:30 pm
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