Women in the Woods

In Pennsylvania, about a third of the woodland owners are women who make decisions for about 19% of the state’s private forest land.

Anecdotally and through research we learn of a stronger emphasis on family legacy and holding on to the land, yet, many women woodland owners indicate less willingness to attend traditionally offered programs on caring for woodlots. The Women and Their Woods volunteer program represents one model for engaging women woodland owners and there are myriad others showing up around the country. Watch to learn about women forest landowners as a population and the potential for outreach and engagement opportunities.


Allyson Muth, Forest Stewardship Program Associate, Penn State Extension and Center for Private Forests at Penn State.