Improving Forest Health

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As a landowner, you have hopes and dreams for your woods. Whether you’d like to create more wildlife habitat, thin your forest or restore it following a natural disaster, your dreams require the right resources to come true.

Financial assistance programs, often times called cost share programs, can help make these dreams more attainable and affordable by providing the financial support and technical know-how you need. Some of the most helpful programs come from a surprising source: the USDA Farm Bill.

But isn’t the Farm Bill for farmers?
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Life+LAND blog post by Danielle Atkins

Let's talk money...

What is the return on timber?

We're talking money.

What can you expect to get in 20-25-30 years . . .
Event
Thu, Aug 29, 2019 - 9:30 am
until 3:00 pm
Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning about private land management and conservation are invited to attend a workshop on "Getting to Know Your Land." These workshops are the first in a series of six quarterly events offered by ForestHer NC, a new initiative that seeks to engage women in woodland stewardship.

Topics for the first workshops include:

•  North Carolina's forest ecosystems

•  Identifying the types of forest you own

•  Forest management planning

•  Defining a vision for your land
Event
Thu, Aug 22, 2019 - 9:30 am
until 3:00 pm
Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning about private land management and conservation are invited to attend a workshop on "Getting to Know Your Land." These workshops are the first in a series of six quarterly events offered by ForestHer NC, a new initiative that seeks to engage women in woodland stewardship.

Topics for the first workshops include:

•  North Carolina's forest ecosystems

•  Identifying the types of forest you own

•  Forest management planning

•  Defining a vision for your land
Event
Thu, Aug 8, 2019 - 9:30 am
until 3:00 pm
Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning about private land management and conservation are invited to attend a workshop on "Getting to Know Your Land." These workshops are the first in a series of six quarterly events offered by ForestHer NC, a new initiative that seeks to engage women in woodland stewardship.

Topics for the first workshops include:

•  North Carolina's forest ecosystems

•  Identifying the types of forest you own

•  Forest management planning

•  Defining a vision for your land
Event
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Details are finalized for our Game of Logging courses this fall, with Northeast Woodland Training.

Merck Forest will be offering a Women's Only Game of Logging course for Level One on September 28th. Participants receive training and certification in precision felling techniques, safety checks, and chainsaw best practices. Tuition cost is $180 per person, and we offer accommodations in our Barn Cabins for people who may be traveling from a distance at the rate of $10 / person / night.
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Trees provide shelter and food to the wildlife that live on your land, they hold the soil and protect it from erosion, they provide the air we all breathe, products you use everyday come from tree, and they provide us a place to walk, enjoy the peace and quiet we find in nature.  However trees take decades to grow tall and strong.  Are you preparing your woods for the next generation of trees?  Are your woods healthy?  Learn about how to evaluate your woods. 

Then make your woods healthier with these activities:
Event
Thu, Sep 24, 2020 - 4:00 pm
until 1:00 pm
Save the Date!

More details at www.DelawareHighlands.org/watw
Event
Sat, Jun 29, 2019 - 10:00 am
until 12:00 pm
Tour a Managed Family Farm. 

Saturday, the 29th of June 2019

10:00 AM to Noon. 

This tour of a multi-generational family farm in northern Rhode Island is geared towards women who are interested in learning more about what is involved in managing woodlands and how to get started. 

Please plan to join us. Bring your questions about woodland management and we'll do our best to answer them. 

Note: Though the program is geared towards women, men partners and co-owners may also attend. 
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Deer Management for Forest Landowners and Managers is a new book offering case studies, illustrations, and stories that can help guide decisions in managing deer populations among many other objectives.
Event
Sat, Jun 1, 2019 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Women's Chainsaw Safety 101
Event
Fri, May 31, 2019 - 7:00 am
until 4:39 pm
Come join us to learn about tending your woodlands!

 
Article
As a landowner, you have hopes and dreams for your woods. Whether you’d like to create more wildlife habitat, thin your forest or restore it following a natural disaster, your dreams require the right resources to come true.

Financial assistance programs, often times called cost share programs, can help make these dreams more attainable and affordable by providing the financial support and technical know-how you need. Some of the most helpful programs come from a surprising source: the USDA Farm Bill.

But isn’t the Farm Bill for farmers?
Article
Life+LAND blog post by Danielle Atkins

Let's talk money...

What is the return on timber?

We're talking money.

What can you expect to get in 20-25-30 years . . .
Event
Thu, Aug 29, 2019 - 9:30 am
until 3:00 pm
Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning about private land management and conservation are invited to attend a workshop on "Getting to Know Your Land." These workshops are the first in a series of six quarterly events offered by ForestHer NC, a new initiative that seeks to engage women in woodland stewardship.

Topics for the first workshops include:

•  North Carolina's forest ecosystems

•  Identifying the types of forest you own

•  Forest management planning

•  Defining a vision for your land
Event
Thu, Aug 22, 2019 - 9:30 am
until 3:00 pm
Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning about private land management and conservation are invited to attend a workshop on "Getting to Know Your Land." These workshops are the first in a series of six quarterly events offered by ForestHer NC, a new initiative that seeks to engage women in woodland stewardship.

Topics for the first workshops include:

•  North Carolina's forest ecosystems

•  Identifying the types of forest you own

•  Forest management planning

•  Defining a vision for your land
Event
Thu, Aug 8, 2019 - 9:30 am
until 3:00 pm
Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning about private land management and conservation are invited to attend a workshop on "Getting to Know Your Land." These workshops are the first in a series of six quarterly events offered by ForestHer NC, a new initiative that seeks to engage women in woodland stewardship.

Topics for the first workshops include:

•  North Carolina's forest ecosystems

•  Identifying the types of forest you own

•  Forest management planning

•  Defining a vision for your land
Event
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Details are finalized for our Game of Logging courses this fall, with Northeast Woodland Training.

Merck Forest will be offering a Women's Only Game of Logging course for Level One on September 28th. Participants receive training and certification in precision felling techniques, safety checks, and chainsaw best practices. Tuition cost is $180 per person, and we offer accommodations in our Barn Cabins for people who may be traveling from a distance at the rate of $10 / person / night.