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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.

Virginia Forestry Summit: Wood Connections & Relationships

April 15-16

Boars Head Inn, Charlottesville

All day

Registration fees vary

Join professional foresters, loggers, wood products manufacturers, and woodland owners at this annual meeting. Educational programs will be available for everyone.SAF CE credits will be available.  

This year’s program will feature a four-part full day General Session on Wednesday:

  • Part I: Focus on Loggers.  Speakers to include Dr. Scott Barrett, Virginia Tech; Dr. Dale Green, University of Georgia; and Don Taylor, Sustainable Resource Systems LLC.
  • Part II: Focus on Virginia Resource Assessment & Landowner Survey.  Speakers to include Dr. Steve Prisley and Will Saulnier, Virginia Tech.
  • Part III: Focus on Future Outlooks and Investments.  Speakers to include Michael Kelly, Forest Investment Associates; Pete Stewart; Forest2Market; Marshall Thomas, F&W Forestry.
  • Part IV: Focus on Industry Perspectives.  Speakers to include John Luke, Jr., MWV; Thomas Mende, Klausner, and others.

Thursday will feature workshops, tours as well as the annual Forestry Summit Reception and Awards Banquet. Friday offerings will include additional training opportunities. SAF CFE credits will be available.
 

Contact Shannon McCabe, 804/278-8733, for more information.

Spring Venture Outdoors

April 24

Alberta

9 - 3:30

Free

Interested in learning about current forestry issues that pertain to the health and management of your land? If so, join Virginia Cooperative Extension and partners for this event.

Contact Jason Fisher 434/476-2147for more information.

Wildlife Habitat Workshop

May 1

Nokesville

3 - 7 p.m.

Free*

Want to Increase Species Richness on Your Property? From monarchs to king(bird)s, a wealth of wildlife love quail habitat. Come learn how to make it happen

Registration is required by 4/24/2015.  Please contact Nicole Slazinski 571/379-7514.

Spring Venture Outdoors

May 8

Claytor Nature Center, 1844 Woods Rd., Bedford (this is the correct address - Lynchburg was incorrectly given before)

9 - 3:30

Free

Interested in learning about current forestry issues that pertain to the health and management of your land? If so, join Virginia Cooperative Extension and partners for this event.

Contact Jason Fisher 434/476-2147for more information.

6th Annual CPS Vegetation Management Workshop

May 13

Airfield Conference Center, Wakefield

8:00 - 4:15 (registration opens at 7:15)

$35*

Aside from regulatory updates, we will hear about noxious weed management strategies, forestry trends, site preparation and genetics, ROW trends,  habitat impacts, selective chemistries and application techniques, safety, product updates, news on suppliers and other industry news.  The forestry group will also go on a small field tour.

Applicators, suppliers, foresters, biologists, consultants, land managers, some landowners and plenty of other resource professionals will all be present.

Continuing education credits will be offered.  

Contact Doug Pond, 804/241-8118, or view the brochure for details and registration information.

Spring Venture Outdoors

May 15

Halifax

9 - 3:30

Free

Interested in learning about current forestry issues that pertain to the health and management of your land? If so, join Virginia Cooperative Extension and partners for this event.

Contact Jason Fisher 434/476-2147for more information.

Real Forestry for Real Estate

Brochure

May 18

Ahrens Institute, Ashburn

$75* 

If you are a Realtor or Appraiser who works with rural land, this 8-hour class can help you become more knowledgeable about your product.  Learn the basics of forestry while earning 8 VDPOR CE credits.  

On-line and mail-in registration are open!

*includes lunch, refreshments, 8 CE credits, and copies of our new book, Welcome to the Woods!  A Guide for New Woodland Owners, for distribution to your land-buying clients.   

Real Forestry for Real Estate

May 19

Rockingham County Administration Center

Brochure coming soon

On-line registration coming soon

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.  

Southwest Virginia Landowner Weekend Retreat

July 11-12

Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center

Individual, No Lodging - $30*
Individual, Lodging Sat. only - $55*
Individual, Lodging Fri. & Sat. - $80*
Couple, No Lodging - $60*
Couple, Lodging Sat. only - $110*
Couple, Lodging Fri. & Sat. - $160*

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 the first week of May.  Registration deadline is June 24.

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

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.  

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.