Wisconsin Women Woodland Owner Program

Welcome! In January 2021 Extension Forestry rolled out the Wisconsin Women Woodland Owner Program with a webinar series in Northwestern Wisconsin. We are excited to announce three upcoming events in Dunn County (see below). Registration for these events is now open – please scroll down to find registration instructions!

Guided Hike – May 1, 9:00am – 11:30am

Join us for a fun hike along the Red Cedar Trail in Menomonie, WI. Members of the Lower Chippewa Invasives Partnership and the UW–Madison Division of Extension Natural Resources Program will guide small groups in a walk-and-talk to learn about common invasive plants in northwestern Wisconsin and practice identifying them.


Field Day 1 May 15, 9:00am–1:00pm

Join us for a guided tour to learn how one Dunn County landowner is working with a local partnership to control invasive plants on her property. We will have live demonstrations of invasive plant control methods led by Chris Gaetzke to help you get started on your own property. We will conclude by practicing how to hand pull garlic mustard and sharing recipes to create garlic mustard side dishes! Lunch will be provided by Dick’s Fresh Market. Location revealed upon registering.


Field Day 2 May 22, 9:00am–1:00pm

Join us in touring a 150-acre grazing operation to learn how a local husband and wife team have used cattle to aid in their buckthorn control efforts! We will go on a guided walk-and-talk to learn how the couple combines their love for wild spaces and agriculture while maintaining healthy woodlands through invasive species control. Lunch will be provided by Dick’s Fresh Market. Location revealed upon registering. Scroll down to check out how we keep you safe during our in person events.


  2. Pay $35 for registration (through web link above) by credit card OR mail in a check by 4/28/21. Your registration covers all three events and lunches for the two field days. See below instructions for payment by check.
  3. After you register and pay for the series you will receive an email with field day locations and additional information by 4/28/21. NOTE: This is not an automated email process, thank you for your patience!

Instructions for paying by check:

  • Make check payable to: UW-Extension
  • Mail check to: Marathon County Extension C/O Women Landowner Program, 212 River Dr Ste 3, Wausau, WI, 54403

Any cancellations after registration are subject to a $5 administrative processing fee. No refunds will be given if you cancel within 2 days of the first event. To cancel, contact Lauren Larsen (below). If we must cancel the classes for a reason outside your control, your registration will be refunded in full. 

If you have questions or would like to stay up to date on future events please contact Lauren Larsen.

Lauren Larsen, Natural Resources Educator

Email: Lauren.Larsen@wisc.edu

Phone: (608)265-6753


*Extension is holding this event in accordance with guidance from the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and UW–Madison. We are undertaking steps to reduce the risk of illness, however a risk is inherent to gatherings.

*We follow CDC and UW-Madison guidelines for in person events by breaking into small groups, maintaining social distance, wearing masks in shared spaces, and providing masks and sanitizer for participants.

*UW-Madison Division of Extension faculty, staff and volunteers may require that program participants leave a program, based on health concerns associated with COVID-19

Photo Credits: Cover – Jeannine Richards; Guided Hike – Chris Gaetzke, Lower Chippewa Invasives Partnership; Field Day 1 – Chris Gaetzke, Lower Chippewa Invasives Partnership; Field Day 2 – Lauren Langworthy, Blue Ox Organics.