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. Funding for this program provided by a Landscape Scale Restoration Grant, U.S. Forest Service.

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Women's Forest Planning Program

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Articles
Sharing the perspectives of women landowners and managers in New Hampshire as part of the Women in the Woods project.
Women in the Woods is a collaboration between UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hamps... Learn More
Sharing the perspectives of women landowners and managers in New Hampshire as part of the Women in the Woods project.
Women in the Woods is a collaboration between UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hamps... Learn More
Sharing the perspectives of women landowners in NH as part of the Women in the Woods project.
Women in the Woods is a collaboration between UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hamps... Learn More
UNH Extension conducted a survey to assess the needs and experiences of women in New Hampshire who participate in forestland management.
Few studies exist in the United States, particularly in the Northeast, that examine the role of women in forestland management. In summer 2022, UNH Ex... Learn More
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... Learn More

Resources
A Needs Assessment Approach to Understanding Women Forestland Owners and Managers in New Hampshire. Learn More

Events

  • March 5, 2024
    Women in the Woods: Map and Compass Basics [Sold Out] 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Are you looking to improve your map and compass skills? Do you volunteer to monitor conservation easements or boundary lines, or just want to feel more
  • March 8, 2024
    Women Landowner Summit [Sold Out] The Women Landowner Summit is an opportunity for NH women (or gender non-conforming) forest landowners to come together, learn, build skills, and connect!