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.
Women & Working Forests, Presented by Amanda Mahaffey, Allyson Muth and Cecile Stelter
Women play a large role in caring for Pennsylvania's privately-owned forestlands. In PA, 33% of the landowner population is women, and women own 19% of forestland. Nationally, four out of five woodland properties have at least one woman listed as the sole or co-owner, and between 2006 and 2013, the percentage of family forest ownerships indicating women as the primary decisionmaker doubled. Today’s session highlights the role of women in stewarding our forests. We will explore topics such as invasive plants, forest growth and measurement, and how to know a high-graded forest when you see one. Participants will connect with a community of women woodland owners and gain skills to care for your land.