RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning more about management and conservation of private lands are invited to attend one of three ForestHer NC workshops, which will be held across the state in November.
The workshops will run from 9:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. and cost $25 per person. Pre-registration is required. Lunch and continuing education credits (Continuing Forestry Education, Environmental Education and The Wildlife Society) are provided. Workshops will be held on the following dates/locations:
Nov. 7, 2019
Nov. 14, 2019
Burke County Center
130 Ammons Drive
Register here by Nov. 4
Nov. 21, 2019
Lenoir County Center
1791 Hwy 11/55 S
Register here by Nov. 11
During the workshops, participants will learn about managing woodlands; from forest health to various forest management practices. Other topics include basic tree identification, timber products, starting a new forest, timber sale contracts, and selecting a consulting forester. These three events in November are the second in a series of quarterly workshops offered regionally.
ForestHer NC is a new initiative created by conservation organizations in North Carolina to provide women who are forest landowners with tools and training to help them manage their lands and become more engaged in forest stewardship. While this event is designed for women, all are welcome to attend.
According to the Women Owning Woodlands network and data published in the National Woodland Owners Survey, “the percentage of family forest ownerships where a woman is the primary decision maker doubled from 2006 to 2013. These women make decisions for 44 million acres of America’s family forest land.” In North Carolina, 65 percent of private forestland is jointly owned by women, yet statistics indicate that women are significantly less likely to attend conventional landowner programs and participate in management activities.
ForestHer NC is sponsored by conservation organizations including the Commission, U.S Forest Service, N.C. Tree Farm Program, N.C. Forest Service, Audubon North Carolina, National Wild Turkey Federation, N.C. State Extension, and the Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project.