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WV Forestry’s Women Owning Woodlands weekend
September 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Register today (registration closes Sept. 10 and space is limited).
$150 covers lodging for two nights, instructional materials and facilities use and meals (dinner on Friday and lunch and dinner on Saturday).
September 17 – 19, 2021
Watoga State Park and Calvin Price State Forest in Pocahontas County
Event summary: Women play a critical and growing role in farming and land stewardship. Federal research reports that the percentage of family forest ownerships where a woman is the primary decision maker doubled from 2006 to 2013.
During the event, participants will learn how to identify types of trees, maintain a chainsaw, make the woodlands more attractive to wildlife and value woodlands for timber or wildlife. The event also provides information about resources for landowners and includes field trips into the woods to identify common trees and to watch wildlife in their native habitats.
Hosts and support: The West Virginia University Extension Service and Forest Stewards Guild are partnering agencies for the event. Support is provided by the national Women Owning Woodlands program of the USDA Forest Service and a Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund Grant.