Scenes from the Women in the Woods: Safe Tractor Use in Your Woodlot Workshop
In October, nine women from different New Hampshire communities met at the New Hampshire State Forest Nursery for the Women in the Woods: Safe Tractor Use in Your Woodlot workshop. Women in the Woods is a collaboration between UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and other partners aimed at connecting women forest landowners, managers, and stewards with the resources, skills, and community they need to make informed stewardship decisions that promote healthy forest resources.
Participants learned how to use a farm tractor safely and productively as a tool in forest management. The group learned tractor applications, how to match tractor size with specific tasks, safety features and practices, attachments, and basic winching and log skidding techniques. This workshop provided an opportunity for women landowners and managers in New Hampshire to meet and share experiences while learning from demonstrations and discussions led by experienced instructors.
Check out some scenes from the workshop and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to hear about future Women in the Woods workshops!