The Guild is an active member of FAC Learning Network in our southwest field office in Santa Fe, NM.
In the southeast, we are currently engaged in promoting shortleaf pine ecosystem restoration among private forest landowners in the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee and Kentucky. Part of these efforts include increasing capacity for smallholders to implement prescribed burning, both for restoration goals and to increase community resiliency to wildfires.
Nick works as the Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Forest Stewards Guild (the Guild) in Asheville, NC.
Restoring Pine-Oak Forests in the Cumberland Plateau through Exporting Best Practices from Two Model Forests
Shortleaf pine currently occupies less than 10 percent of its historic range throughout the southeast and mid-Atlantic. Most of the remaining shortleaf pine forests are thought to be present on private landholdings. By partnering with Sewanee: The University of the South, Berea College, and Tennessee Wildlife Federation, this project takes a landscape-level approach to enhance and restore habitat for shortleaf pine and upland savanna forests by creating demonstration sites at Sewanee’s Domain Forest and the Berea College Forest. The Guild is also working closely with Tennessee Wildlife Federation to engage private forest landowners in the region by developing shortleaf habitat plans for landowners, organizing workshops and technical trainings, and distributing educational materials
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