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

Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours

Registration for all tours is now closed

  • September 29-30 Chesapeake Bay Bus and Boat Tour (View slide show)
    • Registration for this tour is closed - tour is full
  • October 10 Halifax County
    • Registration is closed - tour is full
  • October 30 Grayson-Carroll Counties
    • Registration is closed

Agroforestry Workshop

  • November 8
  • 9 - 4:30
  • Warrenton
  • $15 - includes lunch
  • Registration open until 5 p.m. Monday, November 3

On-line registration  


* New iPhone App for foresters - Service Forester's Toolkit

* An urban forestry resource for local officials: Managing Natural Resources.  A Guide for Municipal Commissions.


New publication: Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory


Summer 2014 edition of National Woodland magazine


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VFLEP is a Virginia Cooperative Extension Program.