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A complete listing of upcoming forestry education events in Virginia

Do you have an event you'd like to see in the Events Calendar?  Submit your events here.

On-line registration is available for many events.

An * after a registration fee means meals are included.  ** after a registration fee means meals and lodging are included.

2015 Holiday Lake Forestry Camp

June 15-20

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox

The camp is open to any Virginia girl or boy aged 13 to 16, who has an interest in natural resources and who has not attended before.  Nominations are accepted through April 1 and can come from any adult not related to the student.  For more information or to download a nomination form, visit dof.virginia.gov/camp/.

Contact Ellen Powell for more information.  

Upland Hardwood Silviculture & Habitat Workshop

June 23-25

Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Asheville, NC

$75

Please register by June 15

We have a great selection of topics and speakers. Each speaker is noted for their expertise of the subject matter. A laptop is required for the modeling exercise on Thursday. Field trips are planned for Tuesday and Wednesday. Please be prepared for field work (rain or shine) each day. Hard hats are required for field trips. Hotel and meals are on your own each day.

View the brochure for detailed agenda.  Register here.  

 

 

Estate Planning for Rural Landowners

June 30

Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College, Culpeper

6 - 8:30 p.m.

Free

Are you concerned about the future of your working farm or forest? Careful planning can help ensure that what you value about your land will be passed on to the next generation and reduce your family's future tax burden. Please join us and explore how you can ensure that your vision of your land is upheld over the long term. 

Please pre-register here or register by phone with Maggi MacQuilliam 540/347-2334 x 7065.

   

Southwest Virginia Landowner Weekend Retreat

July 11-12

Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Abingdon

Brochure

Individual, No Lodging - $35*
Individual, Lodging Sat. only - $50**
Individual, Lodging Fri. & Sat. - $65**
Couple, No Lodging - $70*
Couple, Lodging Sat. only - $100**
Couple, Lodging Fri. & Sat. - $130**

Spend the weekend with fellow forest owners and natural resource professionals. A combination of classroom talks, field tours, and hands-on experiences will teach those new to woodland management how to get started.  Registration deadline is June 24.

Agenda coming soon.

Register on-line 

Mail-in registration brochure

Contact Jennifer Gagnon 540/231-6391 for more information.  

   

Working Woods Walk

July 19

2:00 p.m.

$10/person or $5/person with the purchase of a mansion ticket

James Madison's Montpelier, Montpelier Station

Venture deep into the Montpelier Demonstration Forest on a two-hour hike guided by experts in forest conservation. Learn about cultivation strategies that generate mutual benefit to man and nature, both in the Madisons' time and today.

No pre-registration required.

Pines to Products - Continuing Education for Teachers

July 22-23

Charlottesville

Designed for teachers in grades 9 -12, this 2-day experiential session includes training in 3 Project Learning Tree (PLT) secondary modules and a field tour of a certified Virginia Tree Farm.

For more information: contact slillard@vt.edu 540-948-6881

   

Southeast Virginia Landowner Weekend Retreat

August 28-30

Airfield 4-H Educational Center, Wakefield

Individual, No Lodging - $45*
Couple, No Lodging - $85*
Individual, Lodging On-site, Dorm Style - $65**
Couple, Lodging On-site, Dorm Style - $130**
Couple, Lodging On-site, Hotel Style - $170**

Spend the weekend with fellow forest owners and natural resource professionals. A combination of classroom talks, field tours, and hands-on experiences will teach new landowners about important aspects of forest management.  

Agenda and registration available in July.

Contact Ellen Powell or Jennifer Gagnon 540/231-6391 for more information.  

Family Forestland Short-course: Focusing on Land Transfer to Generation NEXT

September 14 & 21

Natural Bridge Hotel, Natural Bridge

- Are you concerned about passing your family land to your heirs?

- Do you know your options to pass on your family woodlands or farm?

- Interested in saving lots of money?

Then this program is for you.  More information soon.

For more information, contact Adam Downing, 540/948-6881

   

Central Virginia Landowner Weekend Retreat

October 3-4

Bear Creek Lake State Park, Cumberland

$75 /person, $150/couple** or
$40/person, $80/couple*

You must register by close of business September 2 to qualify for these rates; rates will increase by $10/per person after September 2.  

Spend the weekend with fellow forest owners and natural resource professionals. A combination of classroom talks, field tours, and hands-on experiences will teach new landowners about important aspects of forest management.  

Agenda and registration available in July.

Contact Ellen Powell or Jennifer Gagnon 540/231-6391 for more information.  

An * after a registration fee means meals are included.  ** after a registration fee means meals and lodging are included.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in these activities, please contact Jennifer Gagnon at 540/231-6391/TDD* during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.  *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.