Road through Ames Forest

2021 Women Owning Woodlands - Ladies Logging with Farm Tractors - Getting Started

Sat, 06/19/2021
8:00am - 12:00pm
2328 River Road
Bridgewater, NH 03264

Are you a woman woodland owner or aspiring owner? Do you have a farm tractor or UTV (utility terrain vehicle) that you are thinking about using in the woods?  While tractors and UTVs have their limitations, when equipped properly they can play an important role in working in your woodlot. Join instructors Jon Martin of Martin Forestry Consulting, Steve Snow of Snow Conservation Group and Wendy Weisiger of the Society for the Protection of NH Forests for an "in action" introductory workshop to find out about ways you can safely and productively use a farm tractor as a tool in forest management (for example, harvesting firewood). This workshop will focus on tractor applications, matching tractor size with specific tasks, safety features and practices, attachments, and basic winching and log skidding techniques. We will also discuss tips and techniques to recognize hazards and minimize risks when working with trees. 

Meet other women woodland owners and share your experiences while learning from demonstrations and discussions led by a group of experienced instructors.

Space:  Limited to 20 participants, pre-registration required. Additional information on the location and where to park will be provided upon registration.

Special COVID-19 Safety Precautions: Program will be limited to 20 participants, with social-distancing and masks required. The entire program will be held outdoors. Participants will be required to complete a simple online health screening before leaving home. Additional information will be sent upon registration.

What to bring: Face mask, water, snacks, and sturdy footwear. Due to COVID-19 protocols there will be no sharing of equipment, food or drink between participants. Please open the following link and fill out the online survey prior to the workshop:

Directions: From the south, take Rt. 104 to River Rd and we are 4.5 miles up on the left. Look for the Tree Farm sign. At the top of the hill go right (the houses on the left are our neighbors) and keep going right till you see our houses and the barn. Look for NHTOA signs.

Co-sponsored by: NHTOASociety for the Protection of New Hampshire ForestsWomen Owning Woodlands, the Forest Stewards Guild, and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.


NHTOA Member: $15; Non- member: $25