A forest for everyone, managed by women

By Kayci Willis, Maine TREE Foundation
The Piscataquis Observer
June 13, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

A tree farm near Brownville is gaining attention for being managed entirely by women. Williamsburg Forest, a 180-acre educational forest maintained by the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District, features over two miles of interconnected trails and remarkable property highlights, including legacy white pine trees, vernal pools, and old homesteads. This spring, it was the location of the final installment of Maine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative’s webinar and field tour series. …With an all-female management team, Williamsburg Forest provided a unique opportunity to highlight the impact of inclusion and representation in a generally male-dominated field. According to Molly London, the property’s licensed forester, this opportunity happened organically, “We are a group of professionals who all happen to be women, but we ran with it.” 

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