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August 2019

Webinar: Is This Endgame for Beech Trees?

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register today! Title:  Is This Endgame for Beech Trees? Tracking Symptom Expression, Chronological Spread and Mortality Caused by Beech Leaf. Speaker: Dr. Constance Hausman, Plant and Restoration Ecologist, Cleveland Metroparks The Natural Areas Association invites you free of charge to this webinar. Beech leaf disease (BLD) poses an apparent threat to the survival of American beech trees (Fagus grandifolia) and the ecological health of the Eastern deciduous forests of North America. Affected trees exhibit symptoms including atypical leaf color and…

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September 2019

San Juan TREX

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Bayfield, Colorado and vicinity Cost: $300 Apply/Register by August 1, 2019! More information The Chama Peak Land Alliance (CPLA) in partnership with the San Juan National Forest, The Nature Conservancy and regional partners including the Forest Stewards Guild will be hosting this Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX). The intent of this training is to provide opportunities for local and regional firefighters, scientists and managers to work and train together, build their experience in prescribed fire practices, fire effects, and…

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Climate Change and Adirondack Forests

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852
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Register by September 1 ($25) Full agenda Preparing for Climate Change Forest and natural resource managers face the tremendous challenge of developing and implementing management actions that help ecosystems respond to climate change. This session will: Provide information on the current and anticipated effects of climate change on the Adirondack region and its forests Describe resources and tools that can be used to integrate climate change into management Outline adaptation concepts and strategies in the context of sustainable forest management…

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Forestry for Resiliency and Perpetuity in Chimacum – Guild Gathering

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Finnriver Cidery, 124 Center Road
Chimacum, WA
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Register today (spaces are limited)! Join us for a 1/2-day tour of two Chimacum Ridge properties, and an optional social gathering afterwards until 7 p.m. Some of the questions we’ll be considering during our tour: Foresters manage and plan with a long-term perspective. But how can "forestry that is ecologically, economically, and socially responsible," as in the Guild's vision, be assured in perpetuity, in conditions that we cannot foresee now, even if or when, the property changes hands? In managing…

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Flat Rock Fire Workshop

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - September 14 @ 4:30 pm
W.H. Miner Institute, 586 Ridge Road
Chazy, NY
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Claim your spot on the Saturday field trip - register today! Event flyer The North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, SUNY-Plattsburgh, and W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute are partnering to host a workshop on the 2018 wildfire and fire science research at Flat Rock State Forest in Altona, New York. The Flat Rock workshop includes: an afternoon fire science symposium, an evening community panel discussion, and a field trip (please pre-register for the Saturday…

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Restoration Forestry Guild Gathering: Bottomlands, Bluffs, and Birds

September 24 @ 9:15 am - September 25 @ 4:30 pm
University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, Student Union, Union Room 3310, 521 East Avenue N
LaCrosse, WI 54601
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Register today! Join us to discuss Restoration Forestry in the context of the Upper Mississippi and driftless bluff country of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. The discussion on what restoration forestry is, and how it looks across the spectrum of forest types will be valuable for those working in other ecosystems too. We will look at Restoration Forestry as a theoretical approach and discuss its implications for forests, birds, and wildlife before drilling down into the nuts and bolts of silviculture…

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October 2019

Northern White Cedar Field Tour

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
To be determined Greensboro, VT + Google Map

Register today! Agenda and more info coming soon. Co-sponsored by the Forest Stewards Guild and the Vermont Land Trust Join us in Greensboro, Vermont for a day of exploration and learning about Northern White Cedar. Known as the tree of life, Northern White Cedar has a variety of uses from fence posts, shingles, and cabin logs, to fragrant and medicinal oil. We’ll discuss the ecological importance of cedar in our forest communities, and we’ll literally dig into the dirt to…

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Webinar: Engaging Women Landowners in Discussions of Silvicutlure (and Forestry!)

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register today! We'll have more information and an event flyer to share soon! Webinar start time is: 1:00 ET/12:00 CT/11:00 MT/10:00 PT. Please allow extra time ahead of this if you have not used zoom before. Join UMN Extension Forester Angela Gupta for this web-presentation and discussion about communicating with women woodland owners. Learn some quick and easy tips that can enable learning, trust and build relationships that can result in woodland management. Women are the focus because they're a…

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Webinar: Introducing the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register today! Join the Guild as we host this webinar with our member Dr. Alexandra (Ali) Kosiba, Research Project Coordinator for the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative and Staff Scientist for the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC; www.uvm.edu/femc) is a small office located in Burlington, Vermont, that supports a much larger network of cooperators across the greater New England and New York region. This unique relationship allows the…

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