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The Alabama Extension ForestHER workshop series was created with women landowners in mind. These workshops are an opportunity for women landowners to learn about forest management topics that are important to them in a relaxed, fun setting. This year there are a variety of workshop dates and topics. 

How it Works

ForestHER Basics workshops are two days. Participants learn how to read maps and deeds, identify and measure forest trees, and manage their timber and non-timber forest products. These workshops are hands-on with demonstrations, field tours, and opportunities to practice new skills.
There are also other ForestHER opportunities offered including introductory lunch and learn workshops and one-day workshops on topics such as thinning, writing a management plan, wildlife management, and prescribed fire.

Who should attend?

While this program is designed especially for women who love the land and learning about the natural world, everyone is welcome. You do not have to own a lot of land to participate. If you have just a few acres, this workshop is for you, too.

2022 Webinars & Workshops

These webinars and workshops are for any woman that owns forestland or is just interested in learning more about wildlife management in a relaxed, fun environment. Preregistration is required.

February 8 – ForestHER: Stewardship and Sustainability

In this session, Alabama Forestry Association Forester, Ashley Smith, discusses why conservation education matters. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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March 8 – ForestHER: Timber vs. Lumber Prices

In this session, Alabama Extension Specialist and Professor, Adam Maggard, dives into why timber prices remain low, in spite of a record high lumber prices. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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April 12 – ForestHER: Emerging Forest Pests

In this session, Alabama Extension Specialist, Beau Brodbeck, discusses how to recognize and mitigate damage from emerging forest pests. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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May 10 – ForestHER: Longleaf Establishment and Management

In this session, Alabama Extension Regional Agent, Ryan Mitchell, discusses the importance of longleaf pine and the establishment and management of this southern pine species. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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June 14 – ForestHER: Timber Harvesting for Wildlife

In this session, Alabama Extension Specialist and Professor, Adam Maggard, dives into why timber prices remain low, in spite of a record high lumber prices. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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July 12 – ForestHER: Cool Season Food Plots

In this session, Alabama Extension Regional Agent, Norm Haley outlines the role of food plots in wildlife management along with some of considerations towards their preparation and planting. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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July 15 – ForestHER: Land Management Workshop

When: 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Where: Autauga County Extension Office – 2226 AL 14 W, Autaugaville, AL 36003

During the one-day workshop, participants will learn how to develop and write a management plan for their property. It will include topics such as forest history, land use options, goal development, and putting the plan into action.

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August 9 – ForestHER: Understanding Carbon Markets

In this session, Alabama Extension Regional Agent, Jessica Kelton explains carbon markets in the United States with an emphasis on carbon marketing in the agriculture and forestry sector. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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September 13 – ForestHER: NRCS Programs and Practices

In this session, NRCS State Forester, Tim Albritton, outlines the conservation programs and practices specific to forestry available to private forest owners in Alabama. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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October 11 – ForestHER: Land Surveying

In this session, Auburn University Professor, Tom Gallagher, provides an introduction to land surveying and what to look for when hiring a professional. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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November 8 – ForestHER: Prescribed Fire

In this session, Alabama Extension Regional Agent, Ryan Mitchell, discusses the importance of prescribed fire to southern forest, prescribed burning techniques and how they can be manipulated to achieve your goals. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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December 13 – ForestHER: Forest Inventories

In this session, Alabama Extension Specialist and Professor, Becky Barlow, explains forest inventories, their importance in management decisions. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

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ForestHER Podcast Series

Want to know the latest and great information from the world of forestland management? Check out the ForestHER Podcast Series!

More Information

For more information contact Becky Barlow at 334-844-1019 or by email at becky.barlow@auburn.edu. Other informational resources include the following:

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