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.
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.
Where: Highlights Foundation Facility, Boyd's Mill, Milanville, PA
$200 includes three nights lodging, meals, snacks, and all workshop materials. Scholarships available. Applications are due August 1, 2016 and are available online at www.DelawareHighlands.org/watw. You do not need to own land to attend.
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.
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.
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.
This two day course is designed for women. Most participants have little or no experience with a chainsaw, though this course is also an effective refresher for more experienced individuals who have developed some bad habits with a saw. This is the gateway course to learning more advanced practices.
Spotted lanternfly is Pennsylvania’s newest threat to plants and trees. It is important that citizens in Pennsylvania and surrounding states are aware and vigilant as we work together to control its spread.
by Morgan Smith, American Forest Foundation, and Lisa Hayden, New England Forestry Foundation
Your woods offer a variety of benefits including recreation, wildlife, family legacy, scenery, income, and more. Regardless of what value your woods provide, you likely love your woods and want to keep them healthy into the future.
Women and Their Woods is a dynamic and fun program that teaches women to effectively care for their lands. It builds a sense of confidence and empowerment in their abilities to meet the challenges of forestland ownership. The brief video below provides more information about the program and how to get involved.
Save the date for the 2018 Retreat in Boyds Mills, PA: September 6-9, 2018. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list at www.delawarehighlands.org/watw.
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, April 29 at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine for engaging, hands-on classes in a variety of forest-based topics.