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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

Save the dates. Registration coming soon.

August 3, 9:30 a.m. – August 4, 3:00 p.m. ET
This two-day meeting in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan will have a “day one only” option available.

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

Society of American Foresters and The Wildlife Society Continuing Education Credits will be available – amounts TBD

Detailed agenda coming soon.

Gathering Overview: Our hope is that a 9:30 a.m. start time will allow people traveling less than 3 hours to forgo lodging the night before.

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: A field tour to visit a pair of parcels that are owned and managed by the Forest Stewards Guild and some other stops will wrap up in mid-afternoon so people can get home.

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


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