Partners Launch Women’s Forest Planning Program

Anna Berry | September 12, 2023
Women in the woods look for birds through binoculars.

Are you a woman interested in developing a management plan for your forestland in New Hampshire? The Women in the Woods project is launching the Women’s Forest Planning Program to increase the amount of women-owned forestland with stewardship plans in New Hampshire by providing financial support for women forestland owners to work with licensed foresters to develop a forest management plan for their property. A forest management plan is a site-specific working guide with recommendations to achieve long-term forest management goals. Applicants do not need to be sole landowners and may own land jointly, but should play a significant role in land management decisions.


Women in the Woods  is a collaboration between UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and other partners aimed at connecting women forest landowners, managers, and stewards with the resources, skills, and community they need to make informed stewardship decisions that promote healthy forest resources.  Funding for this program provided by a Landscape Scale Restoration Grant, U.S. Forest Service.