Molly Darr and I sat down to talk about the Women Owning Woodlands up-and-coming events.
Janet Watt-Steele, Women Owning Woodlands – South Carolina
Janet is the founder of the South Carolina chapter of the national Women Owning Woodlands network. Janet works as an Area Forestry and Wildlife Extension Agent with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. She also serves as Outreach and Education Chair of the South Carolina Tree Farm Committee, and Secretary/Treasurer for the South Carolina Division of the Society of American Foresters. She is a registered forester in North Carolina and South Carolina, and a South Carolina Prescribed Fire Manager.
Molly Darr, Women Owning Woodlands – South Carolina
Molly is the co-founder of the South Carolina chapter of the national Women Owning Woodlands network. Molly works as a post-doctoral research associate in the Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department at Clemson University. She directs and maintains the Southern Forest Health and Invasive Species Program, a regional forest health program which serves as a consistent source of forest health information for natural resource professionals throughout the southeastern U.S. region.
Becky Barlow, Alabama ForestHER
Becky Barlow began the Alabama ForestHER program in 2016. She is the Harry Murphy Professor and a forestry extension specialist with Alabama Cooperative Extension System in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. Her current extension efforts focus on educational opportunities to help forest landowners manage for multiple uses including traditional forest management, silvopasture, non-timber forest products, and forest aesthetics. She is a registered forester in Mississippi and Alabama. She was also recently named the interim Associate Dean for Extension/Assistant Director for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension Programs.
Aimee Tomcho, ForestHerNC
Aimee Tomcho has worked in the forestry and wildlife sector for the past 25 years, most recently as Audubon’s Conservation Biologist in North Carolina. Her work with Bird-friendly Forestry outreach and application paired with her own experiences led her to be a founding member of ForestHerNC with several other passionate representatives from a diversity of organizations. Together they built a community of more than 1400 people in just a couple years whose mission is to engage and empower women in woodland stewardship.
Danielle Atkins, Land & Ladies
Danielle Atkins is the founder of Land & Ladies, a forestry company focused on educating and empowering women to tackle their landownership responsibilities and manage their forestlands across the Southeast.