A early morning view of fall colors at Twin Lakes State Park, Prince Edward County, VA.
    A early morning view of fall colors at Twin Lakes State Park, Prince Edward County, VA.
    Loblolly pine, planted and thinned, in Charles City County.
    Overlooking a farm in Bath County, VA in the fall.
    Acorns and oak leaves on the ground in Rockbridge County, VA.
    View of a farm in Page County, VA in the fall.
    Early successional wildlife habitat at James Madison's Montpelier LEAF Demonstration site.  Orange County, VA.
    Thinned mature white pine plantation with regeneration in Rockbridge County, VA.
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The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program (VFLEP), in conjunction with numerous state, federal and private partners, offers a wide variety of science-based educational opportunities for new and experienced forest landowners.  VFLEP also offers continuing education opportunities for natural resource and real estate professionals.  Click a tab below, or use the navigation at the top of this page, to find out more about VFLEP's offerings.  

Explore the learning opportunities VFLEP and its partners offer to find the one that's right for you.  

Short Courses

Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours

Annual Landowner Weekend Retreats

Workshops and Conferences

The Events Calendar lists all upcoming landowner programs.

On-line registration is available for many programs.

The Virginia Forest Landowner Update is an award-winning quarterly newsletter.  Articles cover a wide variety of topics, including cost share programs, wildlife and timber management, exotic invasive species, and management planning.  Read the Winter 2013 edition. Sign-up to receive your free copy.

Find resources for topics including:

Threatened and endangered species

Small woodlot management

And trustworthy publications and links for more information on natural resource management topics.

VFLEP also maintains a growing list of useful forestry-related Smart Phone Apps

You can find a local professional forester here.  

To reach landowners early on in their tenure, the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program (VFLEP) developed the Real Forestry for Real Estate program. This program has two components:

  • New Landowner Packets
  • Continuing education classes and field tours for real estate professionals

VFLEP also provides useful resources for real estate professionals.  

Please visit our sponsors' websites:  

 

 

Virginia Department of Forestry
American Tree Farm System
USDA Forest Service
Forest Stewardship Program
Virginia Forestry Association
Virginia Cooperative Extension

 

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Upcoming Programs

Focusing on Land Transfer to Generation NEXT

  • July 29 & Aug. 5
  • 12:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Moton Museum, Farmville
  • $50 for up to 2 family members (includes dinner)
  • $25 for each additional family member (includes dinner)
  • Apply by mail or on-line
  • Application deadline has been extended to July 15th

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Annual Meeting

SW VA Fall Landowner Weekend Retreat

Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours

  • September 29-30 Northern Neck/Chesapeake Bay
  • October 10 - Halifax County
  • October TBD - Carroll-Grayson Counties

*The New Farm Bill - Explained*

Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2013 Tax Year


Newly revised publication: Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal, and Other Woodland Medicinals now available.


Did You Know?

Virginia State University is developing a program in Forestry and Natural Resources, including research, education, and outreach. Interested? Check out Forestry at VSU.


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VFLEP is a Virginia Cooperative Extension Program.