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Master Woodland Manager Application Form

The 2022-2023 Master Woodland Manager program is now accepting applications, due August 5th. 

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 August 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. A program schedule and completion requirements can be found on the CT MWM website.

HOW TO APPLY: Fill out the form below to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 5, 2022. 


COST: 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, three indoor classes, 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. 

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

PAYMENT: Once accepted, you will be asked to send payment by check (payable to the Connecticut Forest & Park Association) to:

Connecticut Forest & Park Association
16 Meriden Road
Rockfall, CT 06481

or make a Visa or MasterCard payment by calling (860) 346-TREE. 


Before August 18th, 2022: Full refund 

August 18th, 2022 and after: 75% refund 

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Merow at education@ctwoodlands.org, 860-398-4527

The Connecticut Master Woodland Manager program is brought to you by these partners: Connecticut Forest & Park Association, CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, UConn Cooperative Extension, Yale Quiet Corner Initiative, Audubon Connecticut, Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station and the Connecticut Land Conservation Council and made possible by the United State Forest Service.   

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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, education@ctwoodlands.org, with any questions.
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 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.
Use the shift key to select all that apply.



If none, enter "0"
If none, enter "0"
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.
As an example, a woodland can be used for recreation, agriculture, timber products, non-timber products, and more.