You can submit an application for the 2024-2025 program year below.

Thank you for your interest in the Connecticut Master Woodland Manager (CT MWM) program. This application is an important step in becoming a woodland owner or manager who has the knowledge and resources to make sound forest management decisions. The program begins annually in September and must be completed within a year. The CT MWM program offers a mix of self-guided online classes and guided learning experiences in the classroom and the forest.

Master Woodland Manager Program Details


The fee for this program is $400 with an optional additional fee for Coverts Weekend. Participants will be granted access to the MWM online learning portal, seven online learning modules, field-based learning experiences, and reference materials. Coverts weekend provides an all-inclusive overnight educational experience for woodland managers and is recommended but not required for MWM participants. Limited scholarship funding may be available for the Master Woodland Manager program.


Once you have completed this application, you will be contacted by CFPA about your acceptance into the program by early August.

Cancellation Policy

  • Before August 20th, 2024: Full refund
  • August 20th, 2024 and after: 75% refund 

Fill out the form below to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 15, 2024

Master Woodland Manager Application

Your Date of Birth(Required)
Are you able to complete the online and in-person learning requirements for this program within one year?(Required)
Please review the CT MWM requirements linked above before answering this question. Participants must have access to the internet via computer or tablet to complete the program. Please contact Elizabeth Merow,, with any questions.
Do you have any limitations that may affect your ability to hike on forest terrain of varied elevation?(Required)
The MWM program offers field experiences where participants may walk a number of miles over a variety of terrains with elevation changes in varied weather conditions. By knowing any issues ahead of time, we can work with you to determine the best course of action.
Please indicate your level of knowledge about forests and wildlife:(Required)
Select all that apply.
Please include the Organization/Activity, your role there, and whether this is current or former involvement. Include, for example, association offices, community boards or commissions, or other volunteer activities.
If none, enter "0".
If none, enter "0".
Have you ever consulted with a wildlife or forestry professional in regards to woodland you own or manage?(Required)
Has a forest management/stewardship plan been created for woodland you own or manage?(Required)
As an example, you might list: activities to support wildlife habitat or food sources, agriculture, timber stand improvements, timber sales, invasive management, non-timber products such as maple syrup, woods road or trail construction, building a residence, etc.
Is woodland you own involved in a PA490 or any tax reduction program?(Required)
As an example, a woodland can be used for recreation, agriculture, timber products, non-timber products, and more.
Would you like to learn more about applying for a scholarship for the Master Woodland Manager Program?(Required)