Northeast

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Land and water. We always talk about them together, but why?
The reason is simple: to care for the land is to care for the water.
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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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Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Guide by Lynn Levine
A waterproof, 44 page pocket-size book, with life-size illustrations (Yes, even the bear!) It’s a guide that’s great for tracking through all seasons.
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Forester and woodland owner Barrie Brusila of Mid-Maine Forestry in Warren, ME shares some of her lessons learned in a simple handout entitled "Timber Harvesting Do's and Don'ts."
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"Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton" is dedicated to Horan’s love for “all the trees that have provided the vital wood flesh for millions of magical books throughout the ages.” Horan’s journey collecting actual seeds from famous authors’ trees is an engaging travelogue, homage, and memoir.
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The Women and Their Woods program was recently recognized by the Northeast Environmental Partners as an organization in Northeastern Pennsylvania that has achieved environmental protection or conservation through partnering with others.
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Leila Pinchot, Women and Their Woods graduate and PA landowner, writes about her family's property in Milford, PA where she and her father are working to reintroduce the American Chestnut to the Milford Experimental Forest.
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The forest is an inspiring place. Enjoy this poem by Cindy Iberg, Pennsylvania Forest Landowner
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On this year's holiday tour, actively turn youngster's attention to the fascinating excursion going on outside.
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Caring for your land to promote resilience requires active management, or manipulation, of the woods.

Learn more by visiting the Penn State Renewable Natural Resources Extension Site.
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We need to celebrate trees and conserve the working forest. They are essential to us and our overall well-being. To celebrate them more fully, we wanted to help expand your knowledge of just what trees do, how they do it, and how they grow and thrive as they help us out.

Visit Penn State Natural Resources Extension's website to learn more about trees.
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Guest Post by Veronica Coyne, PA landowner and 2012 WaTW graduate

The most important piece of advice was ridding my property of invasive species. Wherever I have removed a clump of multiflora roses, I try to plant a tree seedling. The knowledge of how trees grow and the progression of the forest development has given me a deeper appreciation of my woodlands. The Women and Their Woods Retreat was one of the best programs I have ever attended.
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State forestry agencies offer information on a wide variety of woodland stewardship topics from bugs to fire to wood markets to rules and regulations to current use taxes.
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Sat, Jul 30, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Women and Our Woods Workshop for Women Woodland Owners

Hidden Valley Nature Center  131 Egypt Rd., Jefferson, ME 04348, July 30, 2016, 9:00-4:00

$45 ($40 for HVNC, Midcoast Conservancy, MOFGA, MFLT members), $25 Students    Scholarships available!!

Women and Our Woods
Event
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Women and Our Woods Workshop for Women Woodland Owners

Hidden Valley Nature Center  131 Egypt Rd., Jefferson, ME 04348, July 30, 2016, 9:00-4:00

$45 ($40 for HVNC, Midcoast Conservancy, MOFGA, MFLT members), $25 Students    Scholarships available!!

Women and Our Woods

Empowering Maine’s women woodland owners to steward our forestlands
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Kenna, who has attended two Women and Their Woods educational retreats, explains, “I think the whole family has to be involved in caring for the land—and women are at the heart of the family."
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Over the last two decades, New England has experienced significant changes in its weather, and these changes are expected to continue over the next century and beyond . The region is predicted to become warmer and wetter on average, storms more frequent and intense, and with more frequent periods of extreme heat and drought.
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Forests along the Atlantic Flyway provides critical nesting and breeding habitat for countless warblers, thrushes, and other familiar feathered friends seeking a summer home.Learn how forest stewardship can enhance the health of our forests, local wood economies, and priority songbird populations.