About the Blog
Land & Ladies has spun off from the Ladies for their Land program, which started in 2017 as a simple workshop for women BY women. From there I saw a great need to provide a space that women can feel comfortable asking questions and exploring this new world of land management. Women have often taken a backseat when managing their land, but according to statistics they will live longer than their male spouses. Just in the last couple of years, women ownership has doubled from 11% to 22%, and is expected to continue to increase as the baby boomers continue to age. That being the case it is you, the women, who will ultimately decide what to do with your family land- to pass it down to your children, manage it yourself, or sell it... Now, more than ever, women are taking ownership of land and expected to make land management and financial decisions.
This blog was created to help women find information that can help empower them to take hold of their land, whether they are now in the primary ownership position, wanting to start getting more engaged, or looking into the future to one day purchase your own little piece of property. Unlike other land management information pages - I have taken many forest management topics and related them to every day life situations many women can relate to, in a humorous way. I have also taken the opportunity to show, that although it may very well still be a "man's world", there are many bad-ass women taking this field by storm and deserved to be spotlighted! I want to provide you with some basic information to know where you can start to gather more specific information locally, while empowering you to have the confidence to ask questions and know that yes... YOU can do this!
Stay plugged in weekly! New articles will be posted monthly, along with woman spotlight opportunities as well as landowner tid-bits of information!
About the Author
Forester, Mother & Founder
Danielle is married to her husband, Daniel (a forester with Weyerhaeuser), and currently has a son (William, January 2018) and a daughter (Elliott, May 2019). She's a double graduate from the University of Georgia in wildlife sciences and Master of Forest Resources. Having interned with Plum Creek Timber, Weyerhaeuser and the Nature Conservancy, Danielle has worked in southeastern Georgia with the Georgia Forestry Commission for 4.5 years as a county management forester and a stewardship specialist (2014-2019). When in stewardship, she co-founded the GFC program Ladies for their Land in 2017 (with Laura Bosworth), from which this blog has spun-off from. She currently works part-time as a forester locally, while focusing on her growing family and staying involved with the forestry organization Society of American Foresters at the local, state and regional level. Danielle received her Georgia registration as a forester in early 2018, as GA #2997, and knowledge specializes in forestry best management practices, traditional pine production and outreach development to landowners.