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WOW 2018: Women Owning Woodlands conference at DeGray Lake Resort State Park

Feb. 8, 2018

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

IN THE WOODS - Women Owning Woodlands participants getting an up close and personal look at timberlands. (U of A System Division of Agriculture photo)

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LITTLE ROCK – If you’ve ever wondered if the woods on your property is healthy and how to manage it for future generations, be part of the Women Owning Woodlands conference March 8-9 at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck.

“If you’ve had questions about the health of your woodland property and how it might benefit you, your heirs and the environment, this is the conference for you,” said Tamara Walkingstick, associate director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, part of the U of A System Division of Agriculture. “Most people think of their woods as being self-managing, but you can play significant role in keeping it healthy and possibly make it a financial benefit to you and your family.”

On the agenda for the conference:

  • Certification: what is it and why it matters?
  • What is a healthy forest?
  • Walk in the woods with state park interpreter           
  • Forest threats
  • Government cost share programs available/Farm Bill update
  • Tour of Ross Foundation site to learn about oak restoration and resiliency.

There’s a $35 fee that covers conference materials. Register by Feb. 29 and lodging is free. It is open to all. Register online at: or

For information, email Walkingstick at

WOW 2018 is a program of the Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

For more information about forestry, contact your county extension office or visit

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact 501-671-2147 or 501-671-2346 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126