Great Lakes

by Anne Pearce, Wisconsin First Detector Network
In the last 20 years, about one new species of beetle has landed on North American shores each year, imported from other parts of the world. The arrivals come mostly in wood pallets and other packing materials.
Sat, Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 am
until 1:00 pm
Please join us for a Michigan WOW Women in the Woods Women's Chainsaw Safety Demonstration!

Saturday, April 13, 9:00a-1:00p

Invasive species ID 9:00a

Safety Demo 9:30a

Woods Walk 10:30a

Invasive Removal Work Day 10:30a


FREE! Coffee & snacks included. Please RSVP!
Whether natural or man-made, fires have always had a hand in shaping the world’s forests.
What can you do about it? The terms “resilient” has become a favorite of foresters looking to describe what our forests need to become in order to cope with the threat of drought and related stresses.

Kiersten Ahrns, Ohio DNR Division of Forestry College Intern

Income Tax Deduction on Timber and Landscape Tree Loss from Casualty

Timber or landscape trees destroyed by the hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, and other storms are “casualty losses” that may allow the property owners to take a deduction on their federal income tax returns.
What do all these insects have in common? They were all brought to North America from Asia or Europe. These exotic insects have caused havoc in our forests because the trees they attack have developed little resistance to them. Our forests are filled with native insects that attack and sometimes kill trees, but because these insects evolved along with their hosts, they don’t cause complete mortality that non-native species can.
Have you seen a box nailed to the side of a building, or on a post in a field, and wondered what it was for? Bats are friends from the forest. Little brown bats, big brown bats, and numerous other species flit about the evening sky, eating insects and playing a role in the forest ecosystem.
by Nia Becker, Clare Conservation District, Michigan
Fri, Sep 14, 2018 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Forests at the Top of the Lake

A Combined Annual Meeting of the Michigan Forest Association & Michigan Tree Farm System

Newberry and Engadine Michigan, September 14‐15, 2018

Featuring a Women Owning Woodlands hike Friday, September 14 in the Newberry area

For full event information, click here!


Sat, May 5, 2018 - 9:00 am
until 3:30 pm
The Women of WWOA was created to offer educational activities and a supportive atmosphere for women landowners to learn more about caring for their woodlands. The group gathers two to three times a year to spend a day learning from each other and natural resource professionals.
Fri, Sep 13, 2019 - 3:15 pm
until 4:30 pm
Women Owning Woodlands

At the Michigan Forest Association – Michigan Tree Farm Annual Forest Celebration

This article appeared in the National Association of Conservation Districts' newsletter.

Indiana’s LaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is partnering with Women4theLand to focus on female landowner needs through periodic Women’s Conservation Learning Circles.
Fri, Oct 4, 2019 - 4:00 pm
until 5:00 pm
The Congress passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill, in December 2018.
If you have any ash trees on your property, you’ve likely heard about the problems that emerald ash borer (EAB) brings. The EAB beetle is native to Asia and has killed millions of ash trees where it has been discovered, particularly in the US Midwest given it’s discovery in Detroit Michigan in 2002. As of today, the EAB beetle has been observed in 35 states in the US and five Canadian provinces. 

A Review by Leigh Macmillen Hayes, writer and author of the blog