Great Lakes

Legacy Planning Workshop - Minnesota 

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/07/2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN

Metro Area Minnesota's Women's Woodland Network 

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: The Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Minneapolis, 612-767-3322,

For more information and to register: contact Barb Spears, 651-328-0463

Women of Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association peer learning tour 

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:00am - 1:30pm

Where: Waushara County, Wisconsin

Registration: due July 5th

Women of WIsconsin Woodland Owners Association is touring a member's property to learn more about the beginning stages of her prairie restoration and to see her property. The day will include an introduction, walk, and a picnic lunch. 

Beat the Weeds: Planning Invasive Species Management 

Deciding how to manage an invasive species infestation can be intimidating. Thankfully, there is help available.

Foresters for the Birds 

One of the surest signs of springtime is the return of colorful, joyful-sounding songbirds to the forests of the Northeast.  Forests along the Atlantic Flyway provides critical nesting and breeding habitat for countless warblers, thrushes, and other familiar feathered friends seeking a summer home.

Kirtland's warbler 

Written by Eamon Devlin

We all know that birds sing. Wherever you go one will serenade you; chirping or whistling, they each have their song, and we listen intently; they are the rock-stars to each song, like Freddy Mercury, Adam Levine, Stevie Nicks or even Michael Jackson. The aforementioned singers all however have a band, or some form of accompaniment, and that is so often overlooked. When we are talking about birds their accompaniment may be crashing waves, or rustling leaves, but without these noises the birds’ songs will become nothing more than a memory.

Women Caring for the Land: Free Conservation Discussion and Field Tour 

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:30am - 3:00pm

Zionsville Town Hall
Zionsville, IN

Timber Harvesting Do's and Don'ts 

Forester and woodland owner Barrie Brusila of Mid-Maine Forestry in Warren, ME shares some of her lessons learned in a simple handout entitled "Timber Harvesting Do's and Don'ts."  


--work with a licensed forester as your agent, unless you are very knowledgeable about the value of your woodland, market prices, contracts, realistic logging expectations, timber harvesting regulations, etc.

--be clear about your objectives for timber harvesting

--ideally, follow a written forest management plan

--work with a reputable forester and logger

--have well-written contracts with your forester and logger

Book Review of Richard Horan's "Seeds" 

Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to KerouacWelty to Wharton

By Richard Horan (Harper Perennial, 2011)

Reviewed by Renee D'Aoust.