Registration can be found here: go.ncsu.edu/womenchainsaw
(You will need to create an account to register)
Why is Audubon helping guide this new initiative?
One of the best ways Audubon North Carolina can protect birds and the places they need is to work with private landowners to steward their forest with birds in mind. The number of women owning woodlands individually or in joint ownership is growing, thus increasing their ability to make decisions about as much as 65 percent of North Carolina forests. With our Forest Landbird Legacy Program, Audubon offers technical guidance for bird-friendly forestry. While maintaining contiguous mature forest blocks is important, interior-dwelling songbirds seek structural diversity within the stand that can be formed by introducing small canopy gaps and creating snags (standing dead trees) with the safe use of a chainsaw. This small-scale forestry work, often called single-tree selection, increases the number of bird species a forest can support. See:
This workshop is the first in a developing series being offered for women about forestry and natural resources management. If you know someone who may be interested in participating, or would like more information about this regional series, please let Laurel Kays know!