Peer Learning

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Join us for three fantastic days at the HJ Andrews Long Term Experimental Forest, along the Mckenzie River.
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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.
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Learn how one women woodland owner allows guests and horses on her land responsibly.
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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.
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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
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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.
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A guest post by Lisa Lee, MS ED, Eden Again Eco-Sanctuary, Salem, OR
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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.
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Sat, Oct 22, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 3:00 pm
October 14th - registration deadline
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Tue, Oct 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm
until 9:00 pm
Metro Area Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network

The Exchange Food and Drink, 500 5th Ave. NW, New Brighton (exit County Rd E2 from I-35W.  Note:  There is minor construction, so just follow the short detour.  The restaurant is in the SE corner of a small business center).  Phone:  651-348-6289.

Please RSVP by October 17 so that I can confirm our reservation.  
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Tue, Jul 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
until 9:00 pm
Where: The Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Minneapolis, 612-767-3322, www.tinydiner.com

For more information and to register: contact Barb Spears, 651-328-0463
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Tue, Jul 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
until 9:00 pm
Where: The Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Minneapolis, 612-767-3322, www.tinydiner.com

For more information and to register: contact Barb Spears, 651-328-0463
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Tue, Jul 12, 2016 - 10:00 am
until 1:30 pm
Where: Waushara County, Wisconsin

Registration: due July 5th

Women of Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association is touring a member's property to learn more about the beginning stages of her prairie restoration and to see her property. The day will include an introduction, walk, and a picnic lunch. 
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Article by guest author Pam Wells
How tailgate tree parties with professional teams helped create a detailed forest management plan, 180 acres of pre-commercial thinning, roadwork repair, and the hope of stream habitat improvement for salmon and trout.