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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 opportunity 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.

Upcoming Workshops

July 14 – Luncheon and Mini-Workshop

  • Cost: Free
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location: Covington County Extension office, 23952 AL-55, Andalusia, Alabama 36420
  • Registration: Contact the Covington County Extension office at 334‐222-1125

August 11 and 12 – ForestHER Basics

  • Cost: $65/person
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. start time
  • Location: Etowah County Extension office, 3200A West Meighan Boulevard, Gadsden, Alabama 35904
  • Registration: TBA

September 28 and 29 – ForestHER Basics

  • Cost: $65/person
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. start time
  • Location: Conecuh County (exact location TBA)
  • Registration: TBA

October 6 – Get the “Skinny” on Thinning Your Forest

  • Cost: $35/person
  • Time: 8:30 am – 4 p.m.
  • Location: Geneva County Extension office, 2765 AL-52, Hartford, Alabama 36344
  • Registration: Register online or by contacting the Geneva County Extension office at 334-684-2484.

October 6 – ForestHER Basics

  • Cost: $65/person day rate, $100/person if staying on site
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Location: Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center, 107 Holy Trinity Road, Fort Mitchell, Alabama  36856
  • Registration: TBA

More Information

For more information contact Becky Barlow at 334-844-1019 or by email at becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

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