This WOWnet Professionals webinar was produced by the Sustaining Family Forests Initiative with support from the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry.
In this webinar, Dr. Tamara Walkingstick (Arkansas’ Women Owning Woodlands Program) and Tiffany Hopkins (Oregon WOWNet) will discuss how each of their programs have successfully engaged women for more than a decade. They will share their experiences with building institutional support within the university extension system and the importance of fostering the understanding that women-focused landowner programs have positive impacts that extend far beyond acreage. Both leaders will explain how their successes have been built on passion, sensitivity to local needs, and embracing collaborative participant-driven learning.
WOWnet Professionals is a collaboration of natural resource professionals, the Sustaining Family Forests Initiative, the Forest Stewards Guild, and WomenOwningWoodlands.net. WOWnet Professionals offers a listserv and Google Group to build connections and support among those working to engage women woodland owners. Through the WOWnet Professionals Group, you are invited to ask and answer questions, share ideas and resources, and provide support to the members of this growing community.
Find us online at: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wownet-professionals and http://www.engaginglandowners.org/