Growing forests for great drinking water 

Did you know forests make great water? Or that some forest soils can absorb over 15” of rain/hour compared to a lawn which can absorb only an inch or less of water/hour while pavement doesn’t absorb any rain at all?

Next to me is a MN Women’s Woodland Network mug filled with tap water and tomorrow’s forecast calls for thunderstorms and heavy rain. I’m reminded of just how closely these two things are linked.

Women and Our Woods - Maine Outdoors Workshop 

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/15/2016 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Women and Our Woods workshop

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:30-4:30

Pine Tree Camp, Rome, Maine

Women and our Woods is teaming up with Women of the Maine Outdoors to offer an action-packed workshop for women woodland owners and outdoor enthusiasts! Join us Saturday, October 15 at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine for engaging, hands-on classes in a variety of forest-based topics. Participation limited to 50.


Get Your Daily Dose of Trees 


As a women woodland owner or manager I suspect you like trees, feel connected to the woods and likely appreciate the peace and quiet that can be found in that special corner of your woodlot. Intuitively you may recognize some of the health benefits of trees but you will likely be surprised to learn just how much trees are good for us.

The Joy of Owning Woods 

Tired of watching reruns on television? I encourage you to check out the University of California Forestry Extension private forest landowner video series available on YouTube. Each video highlights key topics for landowners including working with a professional foresters, tailoring for your needs, a forester's introduction to forestry, cost share programs, and a family heritage. Each video is 5-8 minutes long. In addition to some great tips and insights, you see some amazing scenery.

Metro Area Minnesota's Women's Woodland Network 

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: The Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Minneapolis, 612-767-3322,

For more information and to register: contact Barb Spears, 651-328-0463