Management Tools for my Woodland

Article
This article appeared in the National Association of Conservation Districts' newsletter.

Indiana’s LaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is partnering with Women4theLand to focus on female landowner needs through periodic Women’s Conservation Learning Circles.
Event
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
This one-day course will introduce women to the fundamentals of safe chainsaw use.
Event
Fri, Oct 4, 2019 - 4:00 pm
until 5:00 pm
PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Event
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
This one-day course will introduce women to the fundamentals of safe chainsaw use. We’ll cover fundamental topics such as personal protective equipment (PPE), how to maintain a safe saw, starting the saw, and the mechanics of safe body posture. Participants will have a chance to cut tree cookies, and will watch a tree-felling demonstration. This does not prepare participants to buck up logs or cut down trees. This class is good preparation for more hands-on, two-day Women’s Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance courses.

Cost: Free. Please bring your own lunch.
Event
Sat, Oct 5, 2019 - 8:30 am
until 4:00 pm
Women Owning Woodlands Workshop

Women Owning Woodlands (WOW) engages and educates women in stewardship of land by connecting them to resources, trusted professionals, and a community of other women. Are you a woman who owns, cares for, or is interested in learning more about woodlands? You are invited to attend this event, which will highlight sustainable forestry, wildlife habitat enhancement, longleaf pine restoration, and conservation practices. 
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?
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
Tue, Jul 9, 2019 - 8:30 am
until 3:00 pm
If you are a woman who owns woodland, please join us for one of 3 interactive days this week.  This free event from Woman Caring For Land will be held in:
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.
Article
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:
Article
This article appeared in the National Association of Conservation Districts' newsletter.

Indiana’s LaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is partnering with Women4theLand to focus on female landowner needs through periodic Women’s Conservation Learning Circles.
Event
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
This one-day course will introduce women to the fundamentals of safe chainsaw use.
Event
Fri, Oct 4, 2019 - 4:00 pm
until 5:00 pm
PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Event
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
This one-day course will introduce women to the fundamentals of safe chainsaw use. We’ll cover fundamental topics such as personal protective equipment (PPE), how to maintain a safe saw, starting the saw, and the mechanics of safe body posture. Participants will have a chance to cut tree cookies, and will watch a tree-felling demonstration. This does not prepare participants to buck up logs or cut down trees. This class is good preparation for more hands-on, two-day Women’s Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance courses.

Cost: Free. Please bring your own lunch.
Event
Sat, Oct 5, 2019 - 8:30 am
until 4:00 pm
Women Owning Woodlands Workshop

Women Owning Woodlands (WOW) engages and educates women in stewardship of land by connecting them to resources, trusted professionals, and a community of other women. Are you a woman who owns, cares for, or is interested in learning more about woodlands? You are invited to attend this event, which will highlight sustainable forestry, wildlife habitat enhancement, longleaf pine restoration, and conservation practices. 
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?