Women Owning Woodlands

Who we are

Woman Owning Woodlands (WOW) is a network of women who learn, educate, and work together to build female literacy and involvement in forestry, land conservation, and natural resources. WOW is a nationwide program that is dynamic, fun, informative, and strives to bring topical, accessible, and current forestry information to woman woodland owners and forest practitioners. We support women in forest leadership, women who manage their own woodlands, and all who facilitate the stewardship of forests. Through educational resources and personal stories we strive to instill a sense of confidence and empowerment in women’s abilities to meet the challenges of forest ownership. For more information on the National Women Owning Woodlands Network visit the National Women Owning Woodlands website.

Join the Washington Chapter!

  • Sign up for the WOW-WA mailing list, which keeps members up to date with online and in-person programming opportunities.
  • Join our Facebook Group to connect with other members and share photos.
  • Join our Facebook Page to stay current with upcoming programing.

Upcoming Events:

Wildflower Walk!

May 18, 2024

1:00 – 3:30 PM

Toledo, WA

Register here!

Spots are filling up fast!

Join us for a springtime wildflower walk at Cowlitz Ridge Tree Farm near Toledo WA! This gorgeous Tree Farm is co-owned and managed by WOW leaders Ann Stinson and Lou Jean Clark.

Cowlitz Ridge Tree Farm has trees ages one to 125. Historically this land has grown Douglas fir and western red cedar along with some alder and big leaf maple.  Because of longer, hotter, drier summers, Ann and Lou Jean been experimenting with planting incense cedar, port orford cedar, western white pine, and ponderosa pine.  We hope that lupine will be blooming during the tour along with American Yellow Rocket, Redwood Violets, Pacific Sanicle, and Twisted Stalk. Perhaps we’ll even discover something new!

Spring 2024 webinar series: “Maintaining a Healthy Forest”

Register Here for the Webinar Series!

  • Date: March 27 2024, 6-7pm
    • Title: Forest pathology in Washington: The influence of tree diseases
    • Speaker: Rachel Brooks, Forest Pathologist, WA-DNR
    • Recording Link
  • Date: April 24 2024, 6-7pm
    • Title: What’s bugging you? A review of native and invasive forest pests in Washington
    • Speaker: Dr. Molly Darr, Forest Health Extension Specialist & Asst. Professor, WSU
    • Recording Link
  • Date: May 29, 2024, 6-7pm
    • Title: Abiotic factors impacting forest health in Washington
    • Speaker: Betsy Goodrich, Forest Pathologist, USDA-FS


Meet the team behind the programming.