Hidden Valley Nature Center

Woodlot management workshop for women

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 2:15pm

Do you or your family own a woodland? Have you taken the time to plan and care for your land? If you’re like most women woodland owners, there are 101 reasons why not, but on Monday, Oct. 19, the excuses end.

Join fellow women woodland owners and foresters at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson for this day-long workshop designed for you. Bring your questions about forest management. Share your story of why your land matters. These indoor and outdoor talks will connect you with knowledge, professionals, and resources needed to help you take care of your woodland.

HVNC, the Forest Guild, Maine Forest Service and MOFGA are offering a Women and Our Woods workshop specially designed to meet the needs of women woodland owners by presenting a variety of important information through hands-on learning. Instructors include Barrie Brusila of Mid-Maine Forestry, Izzy McKay of Stantial Brook Farm, and tish carr of the Wabanaki Center. The workshop will explore: Forest management plans; timber harvesting do's and don'ts; backyard forestry; legal aspects of woodland ownership; and silviculture, the art and science of forest management.

Women and Our Woods empowers women to take on the responsibilities of forest management and planning and build relationships with other women woodland owners and forestry professionals. Whether you manage your family woodlot or work for a conservation organization, this workshop is for you.

The program cost is $45 ($40 for HVNC & MOFGA members). Some scholarships are available thanks to support from Maine Farmland Trust and Coastal Enterprises, Inc. Rustic facilities available for camping and events.

For more information, visit www.hvnc.org, call 207-200-8840, or email bambi@hvnc.org.