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SWIFT: Supporting Women in Forestry Today

SWIFT is a group of women and allies in the School of Forest Resources committed to advancing opportunities for women in the field of forestry. Our goal is to provide practical, positive, solutions-focused meetings that provide formal and informal support. Ultimately we are fostering a community atmosphere that can serve to encourage and empower women in forestry to succeed.

SWIFT Calendar 2020

Spring Semester 2020

Thursday Feb 27 – Diversity in Natural Resources: 4 pm, Location TBD. Dr. Brooke Penaluna, Research fish biologist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. Open to all in SFR, EES, and WLE. Dinner for all in SFR who identify as women, inclusive of people who are non-binary, to follow at 5pm.

Wednesday Apr 1 – Navigating Difficult Situations: 5pm, location TBD. Pizza provided! Open to all in SFR who identify as women, inclusive of people who are non-binary.

Saturday Apr 25 – Forestry Fun: Winter Tree and Shrub ID: time and location TBD. Open to all in SFR who identify as women, inclusive of people who are non-binary.

We have regular meetings, either open to all who identify as women or non-binary or to everyone in the SFR – undergrads, graduate students, researchers, staff, and faculty – to discuss relevant topics, to hear from guest speakers, and to provide a safe place to learn and grow. Our goal is to provide a mix of time to socialize and get to know each other, learn new concepts through seminars, offer brainstorming sessions that allow us to develop strategies, and time in the field to explore what we all love best – forestry!


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SWIFT NEWS Publications, presentations, and accomplishments

RESOURCES Tips, links, and other useful information from past events

ABOUT SWIFT Information on SWIFT’s values, organization, and current Planning Team