Educational Retreat for Women Forest Landowners

Women across the mid-Atlantic region who own, care for, or are interested in learning more about forestland are invited to apply now to attend the Women and Their Woods (WaTW) Educational Retreat from September 6-9th, 2018 at the Highlights Workshop Facility in Boyd’s Mill, Milanville, Pennsylvania. Join us for learning, networking, and applying new knowledge about good forest stewardship. Workshops are led by professionals including Penn State’s Center for Private Forests, cooperative extension, state and federal forest agencies, in addition to local land trusts, private consultants and legal experts. Attendees gain information on forest stewardship and legacy planning while learning the basics about mentoring other women landowners.

Topics and activities in indoor and outdoor sessions include forest ecology, wildlife habitat improvements, estate and financial planning, measuring the value in your forest, forest plant identification, and more. The cost to attend the four‐day retreat is $300 and covers lodging for the three nights, three meals per day with snacks, and all workshop resources and materials.

When: Thursday, September 6 – Sunday, September 9, 2018
Location: Highlights Foundation Workshop Facility in Boyd’s Mill, Milanville, PA
Program: Women and Their Woods
More info at: Delaware Highlands Conservancy OR contact:
Amanda Subjin of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, 570-226-3164 ext. 2.

Apply here
Deadline: August 1, 2018

Are you developing women-focused programming in your region? Would you like an opportunity to shadow this event's leaders? Check out the travel scholarship that is currently accepting applications for exactly that!