Women for the Land Virtual Learning Circle Zoom Event


Did you know that women are involved with decision making for 60% of the woodlands in the northeastern U.S.? Woodlands are intricately tied to their surrounding ecosystem and benefit from management practices in the same way that working agricultural lands do. Sustainably managing your forestland will allow you to reap rewards for generations to come. Understanding your forest structure, creating stewardship goals, and making long term management decisions requires resources and decision-making tools that support you.

Our Women for the Land program aims to connect women woodland owners to these resources and to provide technical assistance to help you meet your goals.

This October, we will host an in-person woods walk and Learning Circle, as well as a virtual Learning Circle for those who can’t attend in person.

By participating, you will:

Engage with other women woodland owners

Go on a guided walk in a Master Forest-owned managed woodlot

Learn about the steps you can take to create a sustainable forest management plan

Meet key resource providers in your community who can connect you to financial and technical resources and information for your land

Share openly about the challenges you are facing so that our service providers can design future opportunities for education and support

To register for either of these events and get connected into this community, please visit our website: www.farmland.org/women-events.

We hope to see you there!

Stephanie Castle

New York Agricultural Stewardship Coordinator, scastle@farmland.org

Join us at either FREE event!

In-Person Learning Circle

Friday, October 15, 2021

9:30 am - 3:00 pm in Belfast, NY

Facilitators: Stephanie Castle, AFT

Joan Petzen, Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Dairy and Livestock Team

Bruce Robinson, Consulting Forester

Colette Morabito, Master Forest Owner


Virtual Learning Circle

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

6:30 pm- 8:30 pm on ZOOM

Facilitators: Stephanie Castle, AFT

Joan Petzen, Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Dairy and Livestock Team

Colette Morabito, Master Forest Owner


Top photo: Landowner Debbie Zielonka Photo Credit: Rebecca Drobis

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