Woodland Stewardship Education

The Woodland Stewardship Education (WSE) program helps connect woodland property owners to their land. Through a variety of Extension offerings, WSE brings together professionals from such fields as forestry, wildlife ecology, and natural resource management to enable woodland property owners to make sound and informed decisions about managing their land. 

WSE initiatives are supported by funding from the USDA Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA). To learn more about the RREA, visit this site (external link).

The Woodland Stewardship Education program offers these and more!

  • Neighborhoods like the one above could benefit from strategies that expand and enhance woodland habitats.

    The Woods in Your Backyard

    Owners of even just a few acres can make a positive difference in their environment by planning and implementing simple stewardship practices learned through the Woodland Stewardship Education's “The Woods in Your Backyard” program.

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    Branching Out newsletter

    The latest issue of "Branching Out," our quarterly newsletter, is available here.

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    Publications Resources

    Learn how to get more from your natural areas. Choose from publications related to woodland management, wildlife management, enterprise ventures, tax information, and more.

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    Webinars & Videos

    WSE offers webinars and videos on a variety of topics to help you get the most from your natural areas, featuring experts from across the state.

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    Online courses

    WSE offers non-credit, self-directed courses through the University's electronic learning system. Learn about wildlife management, habitat management, converting lawn to woodland, forest management, and much more.

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    Forest stewardship

    Effective forest stewardship begins with understanding what you want from your woodlands and the challenges ahead.

  • Maryland Woodland Stewards program participants, 2018

    Maryland Woodland Stewards

    The Maryland Woodland Stewards program teaches enthusiastic individuals how to be good stewards of natural land, and good advocates for forest and wildlife stewardship in their community.

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

-Chinese proverb

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