Make your mark on Connecticut’s woodlands, become a Master Woodland Manager!

“Really enjoyed the program and learned a tremendous amount. The instructors are amazing and easy to relate to. They are clear and passionate about what they do.”

Master Woodland Manager Participant, 2022 Cohort

CFPA is excited to offer the third round of the Connecticut Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program beginning September 2023. This year-long program provides woodland owners and managers with the knowledge and skills that they need to make the right decisions for their woodland that can help enhance their lives and help wildlife and the environment.

The MWM program provides a flexible, interactive experience that provides both virtual and field learning opportunities. Learn from Connecticut’s top forestry and wildlife professionals, and join a community of woodland supporters!

The Connecticut Master Woodland Manager program is brought to you by a grant from the United States Forest Service and the Connecticut Forest & Park Association through a partnership with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, UConn, Yale, Audubon Connecticut, and Connecticut Land Conservation Council.

This course has been outstanding and I have learned tons. I will be recommending this program to others. The field meetings and online classes have been very informative.” 

Master Woodland Manager Participant, 2022 Cohort

Master Woodland Manager

The Master Woodland Manager program is right for you if you:

  • Own or interact with a woodland of any size
  • Value Connecticut’s woodlands and want to help steward them for future generations
  • Want to support wildlife and reduce the effects of climate change
  • Want to help your local economy and preserve the legacy of Connecticut’s woodlands

Ready to apply?

Applications accepted until July 14, 2023 – for more information and to apply, visit the MWM registration page or email

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