The Massachusetts Woodlands Institute will hold a Woods to People webinar on May 12th from 2 to 3 pm.
This webinar will take a creative look at how people connect with and make a living from the forest. This webinar will focus on art, the forest-based rural economy, and how climate change is impacting timber harvesters and loggers
Timber harvesting is a critical part of a strong forest economy that creates local jobs, lets us to carry out good forest management, and provides a steady supply of renewable wood products for our region.
Painter Kathleen Kolb and poet Verandah Porche will talk about Shedding Light on a Working Forest, a book and traveling exhibition of paintings and narrative verse that celebrates the forested landscape and those who have honed their skills to make a living there. Learn about their creative process, hear stories about their work, and the people they met along the way.
NEFF Climate-Forest specialist Jennifer Shakun will explore how altered or unpredictable weather patterns are affecting timber harvesting operations and the viability of logging businesses in southern New England. This will include highlights from a 2020 survey of timber harvesters in Massachusetts, which revealed interesting insights into the resourcefulness and adaptability of the logging community in the face of changing economic, social, and environmental factors.
To take part in this webinar, go to http://www.masswoodlands.org/events/grow-build-live-webinar-series-woods-to-people/