Women in the Woods

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Increasing Stewardship of Women-Managed Forestland


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.

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Are you a woman who owns or manages forest land in New Hampshire? We invite you to participate in our Women in the Woods survey!

With your input, we’ll be able to better understand the behaviors, attitudes, and barriers to management for New Hampshire women and gender nonconforming forestland owners, managers, and stewards. The goal of this research led by UNH Extension is to connect women with the resources, skills, and community they need to make informed stewardship decisions that promote healthy forests. This survey should take approximately no more than 20 minutes to complete, and you can enter a drawing for a chance to win one of five packages which include a $50 LL Bean gift card, a Women Owning Woodlands sticker, pen, and journal, and an educational Caring for Your Land publication.

Questions? Contact Amy Arsenault at amy.arsenault@unh.edu (UNH IRB # IRB-FY2022-355).

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Building Skills & Confidence: Chainsaw Safety & Operation for Women

One of the first Women in the Woods workshops taught a topic and skill in high demand for women landowners – Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance. 

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Events

  • October 15th, 2022
    Women in the Woods - Safe Tractor Use in Your Woodlot 9:00am - 4:30pm, An introductory workshop for female woodlot owners to learn about how to safely and productively use a farm tractor as a tool in forest management (primarily harvesting firewood).