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.  

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