Maine Women Owning Woodlands Workshop

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Women Owning Woodlands

Hidden Valley Nature Center | 131 Egypt Road | Jefferson, ME, 04348 United States

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Join women woodland owners, conservationists, and foresters on Saturday, April 23, 2022, for a 9 AM - 4 PM workshop designed to empower women to manage their woods with confidence. By the end of the day, participants will meet other women woodland owners, feel comfortable contacting a professional for advice, and learn new strategies they can use in managing their woodlands. 

Bring your questions about forest management, share your story of why your land, no matter its size, matters. The talks and walks will connect you with knowledge, professionals, and resources to help you take care of your woodland. Whether you manage your family woodlot, work for a conservation organization, or are considering acquiring woodland, this workshop is for you. 

Workshop presenters/facilitators include foresters Allyssa Gregory, Maine Forest Service; Sandy Walczyk, Blue Hill Heritage Trust; Maddie Eberly, Forest Stewards Guild; Maggie Mansfield, Two Trees Forestry; and Maren Granstrom and Barrie Brusila, Mid-Maine Forestry. Bambi Jones, a founder of Hidden Valley Nature Center, will join the team. HVNC was the 2014 recipient of Tree Farmer of the Year award for Maine and the Northeast Region. 

Sponsored by Midcoast Conservancy, Forest Stewards Guild, Women Owning Woodlands, Maine Forest Service, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, and Maine Farmland Trust. 

Registration: $25 General; $20 for members of Midcoast Conservancy and Maine Farmland Trust, and students. Some scholarships are available.  Registration includes morning coffee/pastry and a bag lunch.  Workshop will be held rain or shine.  Talks will be in a large open-air barn.  Walks will be in the woods.

Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center, located in Jefferson, is 1000 acres of diverse habitat, many small ponds and vernal pools, miles of trails, and a range of low-impact sustainable forestry projects. At HVNC, Midcoast Conservancy is dedicated to providing nature based educational and non-motorized recreational opportunities to the community throughout the year. For more information or to register, visit, or contact Ali at [email protected] or 207-389-5150.

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