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July 2021

Passenger Pigeons: A force of forest disturbance

July 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register today! July 29, 2021 1:00 p.m. ET Join the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists to learn how this extinct species impacted forests in the U.S. Presentations by Dr. Ian Thompson (Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) and Dr. Ben Novak (Lead Scientist, Revive & Restore) will introduce the cultural and ecological significance of passenger pigeons. We’ll consider what their disappearance means in terms of ecological disturbance processes and the implications for forest and fire management…

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August 2021

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

August 19, 2021 @ 9:30 am - August 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am
SAHC Community Farm, 24 Mag Sluder Rd
Alexander, NC 28701
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Forest Stewards Guild’s 25th Anniversary National Guild Gathering August 19 - 21, 2021! Aug 19 at 9:00 a.m. to Aug 20 at 5:15 p.m. Optional tour Aug 21 from 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This event is full. Registration is closed. Celebrating the roots of Guild forestry Venue: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm Agenda for download. Helpful details below. SAF Category 1 Continuing Education Credits: Day 1: 4.5 credits Day 2: 6 credits Day 3: 2.5 credits Food: Thursday…

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September 2021

Mesophytic Cove Forest Management in the Central Appalachians: Learning Exchange

September 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Important changes have occured for this event as of mid-August. Please read details below. Register today!  Credit: Samuel H Austin, USGS. Public domain. September 10, 2021 (now one day only) 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET Location: WVU Natural Resources Center 1397 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525 5 Cat 1 SAF Continuing Education Credits If you previously booked lodging when this was planned as a two-day event, consider whether you still need your reservation. Agenda for download Background:…

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WV Forestry’s Women Owning Woodlands weekend

September 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Register today (registration closes Sept. 10 and space is limited). $150 covers lodging for two nights, instructional materials and facilities use and meals (dinner on Friday and lunch and dinner on Saturday). September 17 - 19, 2021 Watoga State Park and Calvin Price State Forest in Pocahontas County Event flyer Event summary: Women play a critical and growing role in farming and land stewardship. Federal research reports that the percentage of family forest ownerships where a woman is the primary…

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A path forward: understanding and restoring degraded hardwood stands (webinar)

September 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Register today September 22, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET Agenda to download 2 Category 1 Continuing Education Credits through the Society of American Foresters This webinar will explore the complexities of forest degradation as result of poor forest management planning. We will gain a basic understanding of land-use history as it pertains to forest degradation and how misconceptions of forest ecology have led to poor land management practices. Then, we will learn how forest products markets (or lack…

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October 2021

Wildlife Forestry in Bottomland Hardwood Forests Workshop

October 5, 2021 @ 9:15 am - 5:15 pm

Register today! Tuesday October 5, 2021 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET Colleton County Parks and Rec Pavilion 280 Recreation Ln Walterboro, SC 29488 Agenda for download 4 SAF continuing educaton credits are pending approval. Join the Forest Stewards Guild, Audubon South Carolina, and other partners in an outdoor day of learning about bottomland hardwood forest management. We will start the day at an outdoor pavilion to hear from natural resource practitioners about the ecology and importance of bottomlands and the benefits of wildlife forestry practices.…

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Bottomland Hardwoods Management Workshop, NC

October 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Register today! Webinar portion: October 26, 2021 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST 3 category 1 continuing education credits from TWS and SAF for webinar only. Webinar agenda for download   Field tour portion at Bladen Lakes State Forest (choose one of the four below): Field tour participation is not required to attend the webinar. October 28, 2021 9:00 a.m. - Noon or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. October 29, 2021 9:00 a.m. - Noon or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Nature…

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November 2021

Hemlock Management Workshop

November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - November 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Register ($10) Friday, November 12, 2021 9 am - 4 pm ET The workshop includes a mandatory orientation via Zoom the evening before from 7 - 8:30 p.m. ET Zachary Tolbert House 1940 NC-107, Cashiers, NC COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Visit the HRI website to see our guidelines. NC Pesticide Applicator credits and ISA member CEUs are available. Join the Hemlock Restoration Initiative in partnership with Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and Cashiers Historical Society for a workshop to learn the…

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Southeast Virtual Guild Gathering

November 30, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Register Tuesday November 30, 2021 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. EST Agenda for download The Forest Stewards Guild’s Southeast Office is hosting a Virtual Guild Gathering for Southeast Members. During the 90-minute meeting we will connect with fellow Guild members in Introduction Circles (a Guild member tradition), share results from the National Member Survey that went out this past July and discuss how we are going to use member feedback moving forward. We'll wrap up the session by discussing how the…

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December 2021

American Ginseng (webinar)

December 6, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

Register December 6, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET Hosted by Dr. Jen Chandler and the University of Pennsylvania Presenter: Dr. Eric Burkhart (Penn State) Neither wild nor cultivated: American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) trade surveys in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., provide insights into an internationally traded, non-timber forest product.

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