Are you a woman who owns land and has questions about how to care for your woods? Register today for Woodland Stewardship for Women! At this one-day informal workshop located at the beautiful Kickapoo Valley Reserve, you will spend the day connecting with other women landowners and local natural resource professionals and learn how you can be an active steward of your woods. Women of all knowledge levels are welcome. Whether you are a new landowner or simply want to more actively contribute to the management of your land, this workshop is for you.
Here’s what women landowners have said after attending this workshop:
“It was most beneficial learning that there are many resources and professionals that care about the health of the Driftless region and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and information.”
“’Women’ and ‘landowner’ and ‘stewardship’ were words that I hadn’t seen connected before in any organized way.”
“There are many women like me who care about their land.”
Learn how to access resources that can help you:
- Promote wildlife habitat
- Manage invasive species
- Apply for cost-share programs
- Find a professional who can walk your land with you and help get you started
- Learn about upcoming events and opportunities for landowners
Morning: 9:30 am-Noon: Enjoy informal conversation with other women landowners and women natural resource professionals, and explore an aerial photo and map of your land to get your specific questions answered.
Lunch at the Reserve: 12:00-12:45 pm: Take a break for a locally prepared lunch provided for free at the Reserve.
Afternoon: 12:45-4:00 pm: Connect one-on-one with local natural resource professionals while setting stewardship goals for your land. Then head out to a local woman landowner’s property in Viola, WI for a 1.5-hour field tour to see woodland management in action.
To register, visit: https://womenandwoodlands.eventbrite.com
Treat yourself – make a weekend out of your trip to the Driftless! The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is located in the beautiful Driftless region of Wisconsin. If you are coming in from out of town, check out https://www.travelwisconsin.com/southwest/vernon-county for local lodging and fun fall festivities in the area.
Made possible by a generous bequest to the University of Wisconsin Foundation by Ralph Nuzum and administered by the UW-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. This workshop is brought to you by the following partners: Aldo Leopold Foundation, UW-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Forestry Insights, UW-Stevens Point, Becoming an Outdoor Woman, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Kickapoo Woods Cooperative, My Wisconsin Woods and UW-Extension.