Women And Their Woods Initiative Receives NE Environmental Partnership Award

On October 30, The Women and Their Woods initiative led by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, received a Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Environmental Partnership Award.

The Conservancy works with Penn State Renewable Natural Resources Extension, funding support from the U.S. Forest Service at Grey Towers, Pike County, on the Initiative.

The Women and their Woods program is designed specifically for the needs of a growing number of women forest landowners. Women and their Woods is a network of forest landowners and professionals who work together in order to cultivate women’s connections to and care of healthy forests.

Through quarterly newsletters, meetings and workshops, forest landowners learn about forest management topics such as forest ecology, tree identification, forest hydrology, wildlife habitat, and silviculture as well as network and learn from professionals and forest landowner mentors.

The Conservancy’s Stewardship and Education Coordinator, Amanda Subjin accepted the award and had this to say: “It would be impossible to coordinate this initiative without the numerous dedicated, creative and conscientious women forest landowners with whom I am fortunate to work. Additionally, I am thankful to all of the professionals and partner organizations who have helped to build a strong network of women forest landowners and resources.”

The Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners include Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University.

The awards pay tribute to those organizations and individuals of Northeastern Pennsylvania that have achieved environmental protection or conservation through partnering with others.

For more information, visit the Conservancy’s The Women and Their Woods Initiative webpage or call 570-226-3164.


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