This 12-week self-paced on-line course teaches the fundamentals of forest management.
Upon completion of the program, you can have a draft forest management plan. Natural resource professionals serve as mentors and the class winds up with an optional end-of-the-semester hands-on field trip.
There are two levels of participation.
Participants can choose to complete none, some, or all of the advanced level activities.
All students will receive 4 books:
As well as a Tree ID CD.
Over 1,000 landowners across the US have participated in this class.
Virginia's SHARP Logger Program has assembled a series of on-line trainings for continuing education for logging professionals. However, many of these topics are of interest to private woodland owners, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and professional foresters as well. These on-line training programs are available year-round and free of charge.
Current topics include:
Are you interested in non-timber forest products and woodland medicinals such as shiitake mushrooms, ginseng, and goldenseal? The Forest Farming Network, a collaboration of forest farmers, university faculty, and agency personnel, has a series of videos on growing and harvesting a wide-variety of these types of products.