The Annual Landowner Weekend Retreats:

  • 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...

2017 Retreats:

Here's what past participants said about the experience:

  • "I think the program was excellent, and conducted in a professional and relaxed, enjoyable way. It was fun and very informative."
  • "Excellent program! Thoroughly enjoyed listening to all of the speakers and other participants' comments and questions. We learned a lot this weekend!"
Landowner Weeked Retreats
Jason Fisher, VCE, teaches Central Retreat participants what they can learn from looking at tree rings.

Upcoming Retreats

Dates: TBA 2017

Location: SW Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Abingdon

More details coming Spring 2017

Dates: March 17-19, 2017

Location: Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox

More details coming January 2017 

Dates: Sept. 22-24, 2017 (tentative)

Location: New Kent Forestry Center, Providence Forge

More details coming June 2017