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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.

Forest Health Conference

January 25-26

$110 for full conference; $80 for one-day

Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

The 2016 conference agenda will, as usual, be filled with interesting and relevant topics presented by the top representatives in their fields.  Topics for the 2016 conference include: stiltgrass control, bed bugs, hemlock woolly adelgid, right-of-way vegetation management, Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network, genetically modified American chestnut, laurel wilt, emerald ash borer parasitoids, thousand cankers disease update, fall cankerworm task force, worms in the woods, targeting landowners, Virginia pest update, spring defoliator summary, biocontrol of ailanthus, emerald ash borer panel discussion, legal update.

On-line registration is available.  

12th Annual Woods & Wildlife Conference

February 20

Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College, Culpeper

Mail-in registration and agenda; on-line registration.

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

Habitat Conservation Forum: Practices that Sustain Virginia's Wildlife and Native Plant Communities

February 24

Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College, Culpeper

$50

The purpose of the Forum is to bring together individuals and representatives from many different backgrounds and organizations, and further the conversation among a variety of stakeholders about the use of native plants in the landscape.  The Forum is open to a varied audience, including: landscape designers and architects; horticulturists; representatives of Homeowner's Associations; government and NGO representatives; rural landowners; Soil and Water Conservation District staff; environmental educators; Master Gardeners; Master Naturalists; representatives of garden clubs and other community organizations; regional native plant campaign partners and community leaders; and, members of the Virginia Native Plants Marketing Partnership.

Register on-line

For more information, contact Virginia Witmer, 804-698-4320

Roanoke Tree Care Workshop

March 9

Roanoke (location TBA)

Stay tuned for details coming soon!

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

Central Virginia Landowner Weekend Retreat

March 18-20 (note date change)

Bear Creek Lake State Park, Cumberland

$40/person, $80/couple no lodging

$75 /person, $150/couple with Fri. and Sat. night lodging
 

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

On-line registration; Mail-in registration

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

On-line Woodland Options for Landowners

May 2 - July 31

$45/family

On-line

Details coming soon.

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

Southeast Virginia Landowner Weekend Retreat

August 26-28

Airfield Conference Center, Wakefield

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 coming in June

Registration will open in June

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

Southwest Virginia Landowner Weekend Retreat

Sept. 23-25

Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Abingdon

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 coming in February

Registration will open in February

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


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