Nationwide, women woodland owners are increasingly taking on the primary decision-making role for their land. In Wisconsin and beyond, most existing landowner outreach efforts target mixed-gender audiences. We explored how facilitation techniques can be incorporated into a women-centric workshop to increase women landowners' confidence, knowledge, and readiness to take action in forest stewardship. We highlight three core techniques Extension workshop developers can use to promote landowner learning and engagement: creating space for participant-driven open dialogue, generating opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, and enabling participants to receive personalized advice from professionals about their land.
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Koshollek, A., Thostenson, K., & Shaw, B. (2021). Bridging the Gender Gap in Forest Stewardship: Facilitating Programs for Women Landowners. The Journal of Extension, 58(2), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol58/iss2/17