Memory of Trees by Galya Marty is the story of a daughter growing up on a dairy farm in east central Minnesota. The trees around the farm made a lasting impact on the author and are an important theme throughout the book.
There are a lot of resources on the web for woodland owners to get answers to their questions. This can cause some to become overwhelmed by the volume of responses they get when doing a search on a particular topic. That is why we designed Woodlandinfo.org; to be a portal for information for landowners, especially those living in Wisconsin. The site is a gateway to information on an array of topics, events, and publications. Woodland owners can find out why their woodland is important, and hear from landowne
We hope you enjoy this month’s articles about a number of Non-Timber Forest Products. Everyone defines NTFPs a little differently – some narrowly, some broadly – and each of our writers brings you her own perspective. We aren’t able to cover every product the forest produces, but please follow our links and network with your peers to teach and learn more.
The Minnesota Women's Woodland Network recently hosted a over-night event at Camp Vermilion near Cook, MN. Women enjoyed a field tour of the property which was once a Boys Camp and is now owned by American Lutheran Church. Various forestry projects have been doing throughout the years; after natural disasters and with the help of cost share resources.
Friday afternoon, April 20, significantly the weekend of Earth Day 2012, twelve women landowners from Pennsylvania and New York gathered in the home of Nancy Baker for the Women and Their Woods spring workshop. The Women and Their Woods program brings women landowners together to provide them with valuable education and educational resources and to cultivate long range support groups who are able to properly steward their lands and seek help in caring for their lands should they need it.
There are many organizational resources for forest landowners in the Inland Pacific Northwest, and I'd like to bring three to your attention here: Idaho Forest Owners Association; Inland Northwest Land Trust; and University of Idaho Extension.
On a chilly morning in January, I interviewed Fran Wunderlich, a Pennsylvania landowner whom I met in October at the Pennsylvania Women and Their Woods retreat. Fran and I enjoyed a long conversation about tax breaks, Marcellus shale, and the advice she has for fellow women woodland owners.
On Wednesday, March 25, the Forest Guild led a workshop for women woodland owners in York County, Maine. The workshop was hosted by the Wells National Estuarine Reserve. Presenters included Amanda Mahaffey, northeast region director for the Forest Guild; Patty Cormier, a district forester for the Maine Forest Service, and Nancy Olmstead, invasive plant biologist for the Maine Natural Areas Program.
Learn how a group of women from north central Minnesota spent some time reflecting on the choices they will face, discuss ways to continue living on their land and see how they grow as friends and as a community.
Guest post from Wilma B of Indiana: Ask your state forester questions. My forester answered my questions and encouraged me to attend local woodland committee meetings where I heard much helpful information. At field days and workshops, I was able to see and hear what others were doing and who they hired to do it if they couldn't do it themselves.
Join the 2013 class of women forest landowners for a four-day workshop full of exciting educational programs and field trips related to the care and management of forestland. Women from across the Mid-Atlantic region who own, care for, or are interested in learning more about forestland are encouraged to attend. The workshop takes place from September 26-September 29.