WOW Events

Join WOW-VT for virtual and in-person events geared towards women landowners and people who steward Vermont woodlands. These events are hosted and led by the WOW-VT steering committee, Vermont women landowners, and partnering organizations.

Upcoming Events


Walk in Her Woods: Shoreham Tree Planting

Thursday, June 6, 2024: 10am - 12pm
Location: Shoreham, VT

Join Women & Our Woods and landowner Melita Bass to explore the restoration work that Melita has been undertaking on her property since 2021. Most recently, the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) and WOW planted 350 trees to restore a former hayfield to clayplain forest—the original forest type of the Champlain Valley. VYCC also spent another two days manually and mechanically removing invasive buckthorn. Melita’s 100-acre property borders Lake Champlain and will also offer us opportunities to do some birding and practice our tree identification skills. Bring your lunch to picnic along the shore after the tour. Children are welcome.

Register: https://forms.gle/UDBM2snM8usyPc4B6

Please contact Lisa Sausville (lisa@vtcoverts.org) or Caitlin Cusack (caitlin@vlt.org) with questions and accommodation requests.

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Walk in Her Woods: Rochester Pre-Commercial Thinning

Thursday, June 13, 2024: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Rochester, VT

Join Women & Our Woods and landowner Doreen Jones as we showcase the forest management work implemented on forest land in Rochester. Doreen’s forest management plan prescribed a thinning in order to favor straight and healthy balsam fir and spruce and remove unhealthy or poorly formed trees. So, in the summer of 2023 a Vermont Youth Conservation Corps crew, in partnership with WOW, completed a thinning of 11 acres. Join us to learn what pre-commercial thinning is and its benefits for forest health, resilience, and wildlife habitat. We will also have an opportunity to do some birding and practice our tree identification skills. Children are welcome. 

Register: https://forms.gle/sakjgUQrz2bWRyiu7

Please contact Lisa Sausville (lisa@vtcoverts.org) or Caitlin Cusack (caitlin@vlt.org) with questions and accommodation requests.

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Women Owning Woodlands Virtual Conference for Landowners

June 13 @ 7 pm - June 15th @ 2 pm

Join the Women Owning Woodlands Network to learn about stewarding your forest land! We will spend three sessions together learning from resource professionals and fellow women landowners about things like managing woods for wildlife, climate resilient forestry, fire and forest stewardship, and more. This conference is FREE!

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Women’s Field Tour of Old Forests in Central Vermont

Saturday, June 22nd, 9 am - 4 pm
Location: Ripton,VT

Join Vermont Land Trust on a tour of old forests with Women and Our Woods VT and other women who share your interest in Vermont’s woods.

While most of Vermont had been cleared by settlers by the 1800s, there are a few precious patches of old growth forest left. We will visit three of these sites where we will get a glimpse into what the ancient woodlands were like. We’ll see lots of downed wood, big trees, mosses and lichens, trees of multiple ages, and spongy forest soils. We will end the tour at a property where a younger forest is being managed to enhance old forest characteristics and learn how we can restore some of the characteristics that define old forests to our much younger forests of today.

We’ll be walking on uneven ground, off-trail, with some steep sections, for up to 5 miles total.

We will meet in Ripton at 9am and walk to the first site before getting into a bus to travel to the next sites. The bus will have a restroom. We will return by 4pm. Lunch will be provided.

Please note: Space is limited, this is an event designed specifically for women woodland owners and enthusiasts.

Register Here!