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SWIFT is a group of women, non-binary people, and allies in the School of Forest Resources and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology committed to advancing opportunities for women and gender minorities in the field of forestry. Our goal is to host practical, positive, solution-focused meetings that provide formal and informal support. Ultimately, we are fostering a community atmosphere that can serve to encourage and empower women and non-binary people in forestry to succeed.


Calendar for Spring Semester 2023

Winter Tree ID and Snowshoeing: Saturday, February 12 from 9 am to 12 pm

SWIFT + Allies event: Come for a morning of guided winter tree and twig identification at Caribou Bog! Meet at the Nutting Hall loading dock at 9 am to carpool to Caribou Bog. Bring your own water and snacks and dress warmly (waterproof boots, layers of clothing). Bring a twig ID guide and your own snowshoes if you have them; we will also have snowshoes available if needed.
This event is open to everyone in SFR and WFCB and their families. Sign-up link here.

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We have regular SWIFT meetings, open to all women and non-binary people in the SFR and WFCB – undergrads, graduate students, researchers, staff, and faculty – and SWIFT + Allies events open to everyone in the SFR and WFCB to discuss relevant topics, hear from guest speakers, and 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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ABOUT SWIFT Information on SWIFT’s values, history, organization, past events, and publications and presentations

SWIFT PLANNING TEAM Meet the members of the SWIFT Planning Team

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