Exhibition celebrating women in forestry to open

By Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Forestry Commission
Government of the United Kingdom
February 14, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: International

The Forestry Commission, Forestry England and Forest Research are today calling for the general public to submit photos of modern day ‘Lumberjills’ – pictures of women working in the forestry sector – to create a People’s Picture in a first of its kind celebration of women in forestry. The images will go on display at the forthcoming Women in Forestry, The Lumberjills Story exhibition this May. The People’s Picture will illustrate the connection today’s women have with forests and woodlands by inviting them to submit photos showing themselves at work. …The exhibition will also celebrate the contribution of the WWII Lumberjills: a group of women who played a vital role in maintaining the supply of timber during the Second World War. People who have pictures of working Lumberjills from WWII are also invited to submit their pictures for display at the forthcoming exhibition. Women have long played a role in modern forestry but are underrepresented. 

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