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The Forest Guild will be holding an informal, introductory meeting. All students, staff, and faculty interested in forestry and related natural resource disciplines are invited to meet with Forest Guild member Bruce White and learn about Guild projects and programs and the many benefits of Guild membership.

April 21, 1:30pm

A158

Pizza and drinks will be provided!

Learn about the many benefits of Guild membership including:

   Career network of like-minded individuals dedicated to excellent forestry.

   Help to shape timely, essential stewardship policies and practices.

   Professional development opportunities at national, regional, local meetings, and field sessions.

   Free student membership

The Forest Guildis a national organization of foresters and associated resource professionals whose mission is to promote ecologically, economically, and socially responsible forestry - excellent forestry - as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities which depend upon them. The Guild is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with regional offices in California, Massachusetts, and Tennessee. Now more than ever, forested ecosystems are facing a wide range of threats including climate change, unsustainable biomass harvesting, destruction of habitat, invasive pests, and forestland conversion and fragmentation. The Forest Guild is actively addressing these issues through ecologically, economically, and socially responsible forest management practices - excellent forestry. The Guild recognizes the vital link between higher learning and the forestry profession in developing the skills necessary to manage forests with stewardship values that will facilitate excellent forestry in perpetuity.  

Today's academic programs often combine silviculture with subjects like Economics, Sociology, Watershed Sciences, and Restoration Ecology. The Guild is an organization where students can learn how this interdisciplinary knowledge transfers into practice. Bridging the gap between academia and a career can be difficult, and the Guild's training and networking capacity serves to fulfill that role. As one student recently described, "The Guild teaches the practice of putting the forest first in real-life situations"

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