AMANA, Iowa – Female woodland lovers can take part in a novel Women’s Walk in the Woods occasion deliberate for Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 1-4 p.m. hosted by Amana Forestry, at the Amana Nature Trail.
The occasion will supply ladies woodland house owners and people with an curiosity in forestry a chance to work together and hearken to casual shows by ladies foresters and pure assets professionals.
Participants will study tree identification and forest well being, focus on woodland administration assets and help packages, and go on an academic forestry hike.
Speakers embrace Sabrina Keiper, skilled forester with Amana Forestry, and forestry consultants from a further Iowa non-public forestry firm, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
“We want women to meet and interact with each other while learning about forestry,” mentioned Julia Baker, pure assets program specialist at Iowa State University. “Participants will hopefully learn things they can do on the land they own or have influence over.”
The National Woodland Owner Survey information for Iowa confirmed that about 20% of main house owners had been ladies in 2018, which has elevated from about 12% in 2013. In 2018 ladies additionally made up slightly below 50% of secondary house owners.
All ladies who’re in woodland stewardship are invited to attend, no matter whether or not they personal woodlands.
Light refreshments shall be offered. Bring a camp chair if one is offered and gown for gentle mountaineering on wooded trails.
The Amana Nature Trail is situated a couple of miles south of the city of Amana close to Homestead. Motorized transportation shall be accessible as wanted. In case of heavy rain or extreme climate, the occasion shall be cancelled. The occasion will nonetheless be held throughout gentle rain.
The occasion is free with registration required. Register by Oct. 22 by contacting Baker at [email protected], or 515-294-7991.