The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program offers short courses on a wide variety of topics. Short courses include both face-to-face and on-line options and are offered across the commonwealth throughout the year.  

Current short course titles:

  • Investing in Sustainable Forestry
  • Forest & Farmland Conservation Strategies
  • Woodland Options for Landowners
  • Wildlife Options for Landowners
  • Selling Your Timber
  • Cruisin' Through the Woods
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  • celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2016
  • involve landowners, state, federal, and forest industry natural resource professionals and representatives of environmental non-governmental agencies
  • inform participants about practical forest and wildlife management techniques which are currently being used in their area
  • share information on current cost-share programs
  • are a great opportunity for networking with other landowners and natural resource professionals

 

  • are hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • are geared towards landowners who are new to forest management
  • provide information on both hardwood and pine forest management
  • offer chances for interaction with natural resource professionals from various agencies in Virginia, as well as with other landowners
  • provide information on estate planning, management planning and certification
  • provide hands-on experience with tree identification, forestry equipment, and more...
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Each year the VFLEP partners with Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Virginia Forestry Association and others to offer workshops and conferences on a variety of topics pertinent to forest landowners. Upcoming programs include:

Visit the VFLEP Events Calendar to see what programs are currently being offered.

On-line registration is available for most VFLEP Programs.

Loblolly pine plantation in Nottoway County.
Heather Dowling, a forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry, talks about loblolly pine plantations on Fort Pickett in Nottoway County.