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I’m a regular contributor to WOWnet, a professional forester, a mom of two boys, but not a woodland owner. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic my family adopted a local, neglected woodlot and got to pretend it was ours by working hard, creating a socially distanced community and making the world--we hope--a little better.
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This is the first in a series of WOW Entomology publications by Molly Norton Darr and Leonora Pepper. Each publication will highlight a common insect impacting forests in a particular region of the United States, paired with an interview of a woman landowner who has had to address that insect in managing her forest.
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Meet Regine Skelton, County Forester for the Arkansas Department of Agriculture – Forestry Division, District #5 (
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This arrived in my inbox today and I wanted to share it with this group from https://foreststewardsguild.org/enews/celebrating-two-women-in-forestry-during-womens-history-month/ 

Celebrating two women in forestry during Women’s History Month

March 17, 2020
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Name: Amanda Lang

Title: COO & Vice President of Client Services

Company: Forisk Consulting

Alma Mater: Warnell (University of Georgia)

 

1. What made you decide your career path?
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Name: Jody Strickland

Title: Executive Vice President

Company: F&W Forestry Services, Inc.

Alma Mater: University of Georgia, Bachelor and University of Florida, Master of Engineering

 

1. What made you decide your career path?
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This article appeared in the Vermont Land Trust's Summer 2019 membership newsletter. The article can be found on the Vermont Land Trust's website at https://www.vlt.org/farms/women-farming-forestry. Story written by Sky Barsch.
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Kiersten Ahrns, Ohio DNR Division of Forestry College Intern

 
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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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In 2008, I helped set up an 
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Success looks like...
She had lost her husband two years before. He was always the one to do the forest management stuff while she managed horses! Now she was left without a clue of how she should manage the forest. Her plan was to just - let it be. Accompanying her friend who invited her on an informal Oregon WOWNet hike changed everything and left her in tears of relief. After talking with women on the hike who are managing forests on their own, she said she felt like she could do it too. She instantly felt she had a support network and a huge barrier was lifted. It’s amazing what a walk in the woods, with peers, can do!
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by Nia Becker, Clare Conservation District, Michigan
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Sat, Oct 23, 2021 - 11:00 am
until 1:00 pm
2100 Pilot Knob RoadMendota Heights, MN, 55120United States (map)
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Sat, Oct 16, 2021 - 12:00 pm
until 1:00 pm
Where: Indian Heights Park, 1800 Terracewood Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901 (map)

Why: This walk will focus on meeting new people and learning together.
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By Gloria Erickson, as told to Ashley McFarland. Reposted from Minnesota Women’s Press. See the original article here.
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This is the second in a series of WOW Entomology publications. Each publication highlights a common insect impacting forests in a particular region of the United States, paired with an interview of a woman landowner who has had to address that insect in managing her forest.
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By Lauren Larsen, Natural Resources Educator, Wisconsin

Can you tell me about your work in forestry and in wildfire?
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By Dakota Wagner; photos by Corinna Steinrueck