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Fri, Mar 22, 2019 - 7:30 am
until 5:00 pm
Looking to network and reconnect with Women and Their Woods members?
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This past September marked the 5th Women and Their Woods Educational Retreat hosted by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. The event this year was held at the Highlights Family Foundation's Workshop Facility in scenic Wayne County, PA.
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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.
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Sat, Nov 10, 2018 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
This two-day course chainsaw safety course designed for women. Most participants will 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.
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Sat, Nov 3, 2018 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
This two-day course is designed for women. Our goal is that each student will leave the course being keenly aware of how to evaluate practices, and equipment for safety.
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One of the first retreats was attended by a woman named Norma Dale Smith. Norma had had close ties to family land since she was a little girl, and now her grandchildren were getting involved. Inspired from the retreat, Norma gathered all her stories from the land, put them into book form, and published the book to give to her children and grandchildren. Even while she was learning more about managing the land, Norma was also continuing to forge a connection to the land for herself and her family. Norma’s books have been printed and shared with participants at the WOW workshops.
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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.
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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.
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Sat, Jun 2, 2018 - 7:00 am
until 9:00 am

Do you or your family own a woodland? Are you curious about what birds are singing in your woods or how to enhance habitat for these fine feathered friends? Join fellow women woodland owners, Vermont Land Trust (VLT) forester Caitlin Cusack, Lisa Sausville with VT Coverts and Barry King, teacher and naturalist, for a bird walk at the VLT-owned Hill-Robert property in Starksboro.
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Guest Post provided by Eli Roberts of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation

Forests are always changing. Most trees grow larger each year; some die. Seeds spread in many ways, and they become new trees, or food for other creatures. Weather changes across days, seasons, and years. It has always made sense to keep these changes in mind as you consider how to best manage your woods. But climate change complicates this variability, even as it makes managing forests more important.
Event
Thu, Sep 6, 2018 - 4:00 pm
until 3:00 pm
The Women and Their Woods Educational Retreat is an in-depth, fun, engaging, and thought-provoking workshop on caring for your woodlands now and into the future. No matter the size of your woodlands or if you’re not yet an owner, join us for four days and three nights of learning, networking, and applying new knowledge about good forest stewardship. Learn more about Women and Their Woods.
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Sat, May 19, 2018 - 8:15 am
until 3:00 pm
This session is being offered as part of the 7th annual Loving the Land through Working Forests conference on Saturday, May 19 near Girard Township, Pennsylvania.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit: https://www.foundationforsustainableforests.org/loving-the-land.
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Sat, May 4, 2019 - 9:00 am
until 3:00 pm
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Women and Their Woods graduates and guests, and Northern Tier Hardwoods Association in Lake Ariel, PA as we learn Chainsaw Safety with a Game of Logging instructor and invasive species management techniques with a landowner. Bring a camp/folding chair, a lunch, dress for the weather, and bring a gas-powered chainsaw if you have one.
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by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

 

Did you know that it is National Invasive Species Awareness Week THIS WEEK? 
Event
Sat, May 4, 2019 - 9:00 am
until 12:00 pm
Please plan to join us on Saturday May 4, 2019. Today's Topics will include:
Tree Identification, Elements of a Management Plan, and Forest for the Birds
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Sat, Apr 27, 2019 - 8:30 am
until 4:30 pm
Join us for an action-packed day at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine for a full program of engaging, hands-on classes for women woodland owners and outdoor enthusiasts!
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Sat, May 4, 2019 - 8:00 am
until 12:00 pm
This women's chainsaw safety course is designed for women who have attended an introductory chainsaw safety training, and/or have extensive experience running a chainsaw for tasks short of tree felling.
Event
Sat, Apr 13, 2019 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
This two-day course chainsaw safety course designed for women. Most participants will 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.