Women Owning Woodlands in cooperation with UNH Extension and the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association will hold a Logging with Farm Tractors for Women workshop on June 19th in Bridgewater, NH from 8 am to noon.
Are you a woman woodland owner or aspiring owner? Do you have a farm tractor or UTV (utility terrain vehicle) that you are thinking about using in the woods? While tractors and UTVs have their limitations, when equipped properly they can play an important role in working in your woodlot.
Join us for an “in action” introductory workshop to find out about ways you can safely and productively use a farm tractor as a tool in forest management (for example, harvesting firewood).
This workshop, led by Jon Martin from Martin Forest Consulting, Steve Snow, and Wendy Weisiger, from the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, will focus on tractor applications, matching tractor size with specific tasks, safety features and practices, attachments, and basic winching and log skidding techniques. It will also discuss tips and techniques to recognize hazards and minimize risks when working with trees.
Meet other women woodland owners and share your experiences while learning from demonstrations and discussions led by a group of experienced instructors.
Space is limited to 20 participants, pre-registration is required. Additional information on the location and where to park will be provided upon registration.
This program will be limited to 20 participants, with social-distancing and masks required. The entire program will be held outdoors. Participants will be required to complete a simple online health screening before leaving home. Additional information will be sent upon registration.
Cost of this workshop is $15 for NHTOA members, $25 for non members. To register, call NHTOA at 603 224-0699 or email email@example.com
Participants should bring face masks, water, snacks, and sturdy footwear. Due to COVID-19 protocols there will be no sharing of equipment, food or drink between participants.
Please open the following link and fill out the online survey prior to the workshop. https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0dhgrqrqI0ZXSWG
From the south, take Rt. 104 to River Rd and we are 4.5 miles up on the left. Look for the Tree Farm sign. At the top of the hill go right (the houses on the left are our neighbors) and keep going right till you see our houses and the barn. Look for NHTOA signs.