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Women Owning Woodlands

Did you know that women landowners, including agriculture and forest land, are the fastest growing population of landowners in Arkansas? 
According to the National Woodland Owner Survey (Butler 2008), across the Nation, women manage 13% of the Nation's forest acreage and represent 16% of all woodland owners. 

And most importantly, the number of women woodland owners is expected to increase. 

Some women woodland owners are not as familiar with managing their woodlands as their male counterparts.  Some are very comfortable with managing their woodlands and are active in all aspects of managing their property. We have educational materials for women woodland owners regardless of their experience with woodland management through our Women Owning Woodlands Program.

Woman placing sticky notes onto a flip chart
Goal Setting: Woman woodland owner listing her personal goals for her land. (Image: T. Walkingstick, UA Division of Agriculture)

The Women Owning Woodlands is a program that teaches women to manage and care for their woodlands.

The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service is currently working with the Arkansas Forestry Association to hold workshops for women woodland owners from across the State.  Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to manage your woodlands to meet your goals.  

Topics covered in past workshops include:

  • estate planning
  • basics of basis
  • why you need a management plan
  • who can help you meet your goals.   

If you have topics you'd like for us to address, contact us at 501-671-2000.  

Picture of a man showing women how to hold a tree measurement stick to find tree height
Women at a Women Owning Woodlands Workshop learning how to determine tree height.  (Image: UA Division of Agriculture)


For more information, contact us. or your local county Extension office

UPCOMING EVENT: 2021 WOW Conference Lake Degray, AR






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