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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

These workshops are for any woman that owns forestland or is just interested in learning more about wildlife management in a relaxed, fun, online setting. Join us during your lunch break as Alabama Extension and Auburn University professionals talk about a variety of topics relating to forestry. Preregistration is required through the Zoom link provided.

August 11  – ForestHER Managing for Wildlife

Bence Carter, Alabama Extension regional agent and wildlife biologist, discusses management strategies that will benefit wildlife species on your property.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: Noon CST (1 hour)
  • Location: Zoom
  • Registration

September 8 – ForestHER Forest Health

Drew Metzler, Alabama Extension regional agent and registered forester, discusses promoting healthy forests as well as insects and diseases that impact southern forests.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: Noon CST (1 hour)
  • Location: Zoom
  • Registration

October 6 – ForestHER Timber Products

Adam Maggard, Alabama Extension specialist and forestry professor, discusses products, terminology, and markets of Southern forests.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: Noon CST (1 hour)
  • Location: Zoom
  • Registration

November 3 – ForestHER Prescribed Fire

John Kush, Auburn University forestry professor, discusses historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be used as an effective land management tool.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: Noon CST (1 hour)
  • Location: Zoom
  • Registration

December 1 – ForestHER Map Reading

Becky Barlow, Alabama Extension specialist and forestry professor, discusses the types of maps and guides participants on how to interpret information found on these maps.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: Noon CST (1 hour)
  • Location: Zoom
  • Registration

More Information

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

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