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A complete listing of upcoming forestry education events in Virginia

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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.

Non-timber Forest Products Fall 2014 Webinar Series: Forest Botanicals' Deep and Tangled Roots

December 12

2-3:00 p.m.


Eric Burkhart, faculty instructor at Pennsylvania State University, will share insights from his  studies and involvement with native plant species on eastern US forestlands that are wild harvested for the domestic and international plant trade. Quality-control, profitability, and sustainability within this industry will be discussed.

Register here

Certification Considerations for Mid-Atlantic Wood Exports


Renaissance Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA


Add to your knowledge of certification issues relating to forest resources, industrial manufacturing, transportation, logistics and the regulations, policies and audits.  The conference is designed to appeal to anyone with a serious interest in tapping into forest product export markets: private forest industry, foresters and consultants, economic developers and commissioners, NFOs, and logistics professionals involved in wood-based resource supply chains. Continuing education credits are available for engineers and professional foresters.

For more information, visit the conference website.  Register on-line here.

Master Tree Farmer 2015

Tuesday Evenings, January 27 - February 17th, 2015



Join Clemson University and natural resource professionals from throughout the Southeast for this 4-part Master Tree Farmer Program.  Sessions are as follows:

  • Session 1. An examination of two land certification programs: American Tree Farm System and the QDMA Land Certification program.
  • Session 2. Use of prescribed fire in pine management.
  • Session 3. Forest Genetics: Is improved stock worth the investment?
  • Session 4. Forest Pests: Current and Future Threats

Register on-line here.

For more information: or Contact: Susan Guynn at or 864-656-0606.

Annual Woods & Wildlife Conference

Saturday, March 14, 2015

8:30 - 4:30 (check-in opens 7:45)

Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College, Culpeper

Map and driving directions

Join Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Virginia Department of Forestry, and partners for this full-day program.  A wide variety of topics, for both owners of small and large woodlands, will be offered. 

Registration will open in January.

Contact Adam Downing 540/948-6881 for more information.

Walk in the Forest

Saturday, March 21, 2015

New Kent Forestry Center


Take a walk in the woods with professional foresters at this historically well-attended event.  

Contact Lisa Deaton 804/966-2201 x 115 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.