November  

December

2017

January

Winter Wildlife Festival

January 20-22

Times vary by activity

Prices vary by activity

Princess Anne Recreation Center, Virginia Beach

This is your chance to witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it’s following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings.

Visit the Winter Wildlife Festival website for details and registration.

The 71st Holiday Lake Forestry Camp 

Nominations will open in early January.  Details and forms can be found at www.dof.virginia.gov.  Teens will learn skills in forestry and other natural resources.  Forestry Camp is open to Virginia residents aged 13-16 who have not attended before.

For more information contact Ellen Powell, ellen.powell@dof.virginia.gov, 434/977-6555.

February

13th Annual Woods & Wildlife Conference

February 25

8:30 - 4:30

Price TBD

Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College, Culpeper

A variety of break-out sessions are offered to appeal to both new and experienced owners, as well as owners of both small and large woodlots.  In addition, representatives from Virginia's natural resource agencies are available to inform participants of the services available to them.

On-line and mail-in registrations will be available in January.

For more information, please contact Adam Downing, 540/948-6881, adowning@vt.edu.

 

March

Central Virginia Beginning Landowner Weekend Retreat

March 17-19

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox

Registration Fee TBD

This weekend retreat program was designed for those new to landownership or new to managing woodlands.  A combination of classroom, field trip, and hands-on activities will introduce participants to the concepts of good woodland management in a relaxed atmosphere.

More details will be available in late 2016/early 2017.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gagnon, 540/231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

April

May

Virginia Forestry Summit

May 3-5

Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke

Join landowners, natural resource professionals, and loggers for continuing education on a wide variety of forestry related topics.  A special landowner track will be available this year.  And join us on an organized hike to the iconic McAfee's Knob on the Appalachian Trail.

More details coming soon.  

Contact the Virginia Forestry Association, 804/278-8733 for more details. 

June

The North American Agroforestry Conference: Agroforestry for a Vibrant Future

June 27-29

The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

Learn about the latest advances in agroforestry research, practice, outreach, and policy

• See innovative on-the-ground systems with agroforestry farmers

• Share your agroforestry experience, skills, and knowledge

• Participate in pre-conference training and tours on June 26

Registration opens February 15, 2017

For more informaiton, visit: www.regonline.com/NAAC2017

July

August

September

Southest Virginia Beginning Landowners Weekend Retreat

September 22-24

Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price TBD

New Kent Forestry Center, Providence Forge

This weekend retreat program was designed for those new to landownership or new to managing woodlands.  A combination of classroom, field trip, and hands-on activities will introduce participants to the concepts of good woodland management in a relaxed atmosphere.

More details will be available in late spring 2017.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gagnon, 540/231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

October

November

December