Women Owning Woodlands
Women Owning Woodlands empowers women landowners to take action toward the future of their land. Women make up a growing portion of private forest landowners and their knowledge and confidence in managing their land is invaluable. By coordinating information and trainings designed specifically for women in a historically male-dominated topic area, we support women in forest leadership, women who manage their own woodlands, and all who facilitate the stewardship of forests.
Tiffany Hopkins, OSU WOWnet Coorindator
“There is something about the energy present after every workshop. The knowledge and sharing and empowerment piece is stunning. Women now speak on educational panels that are statewide, having come from not feeling like they knew anything.”
Women’s Chainsaw Safety course participant
"The supportive, fun environment really helped with the learning process and made an introduction to chainsaws less intimidating."
Women and Our Woods workshop participant
"Meeting all kinds of women who are passionate about the outdoors is wicked empowering!"
Current WOW Projects
- WOW entomology initiative: interviews with women contending with forest health pests
- Women's Chainsaw Safety Fundamentals: two-part webinar series. (This helps prepare you for an in-person chainsaw safety training, but does not replace one.)
about our recent projects and upcoming events.