Most forests in the Northeast are privately-owned. From family woodlands to industrial-scale management, the sizes, scope, and goals vary widely. In this fragmented landscape, human and ecological diversity here calls for collaboration in forest stewardship.
The Guild fills this need by promoting ecologically, socially, and economically responsible forestry through field workshops, community-driven projects, and scientific research grounded in the field experience of our members. The Guild:
- Connects woodland owners to tools and resources for making informed decisions about their land.
- Brings science and field knowledge together around important questions in forest climate adaptation and fire-adapted communities.
- Supports the professional community of forest stewards by creating learning space for members and partners to share forest wisdom.
The challenges facing our forests and forest stewards have never been more complex. To help Guild members and partners put the forest first in the Northeast, we need the support of people who care about our forests.
You can help!
- Empowering women woodland owners
- Strategic action with the Rhode Island Woodland Partnership
- Listening to foresters’ needs for climate adaptation science
- Connecting Fire Adapted Communities (summary coming soon)
- Silviculture with birds in mind
about our recent projects and upcoming events.