Over 1,300 Virginia woodland owners have attended this annual conference.  A variety of break-out sessions are offered to appeal to both new and experienced owners, as well as owners of both small and large woodlots.

In addition, representatives from Virginia's natural resource agencies are available to inform participants of the services available to them.

The 13th Annual Woods & Wildlife Conference washeld February 25, 2017 at the Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College, Culpeper.  Thanks to the 170+ people who attended!  Stay tuned for information on the 2018 program.

Topics covered at the 2017 conference included:

  • Ghosts of the Woods: Virginia's Mystery Mammals
  • Trees for Pollinators
  • Leasing Your Land for Income
  • Streams and Stream Habitat
  • Shenandoah Park Fire
  • Snakes of Virginia
  • Do-it Yourself Forest Measurement
  • Get Paid to Improve Your Yard: Virginia Conservation Assistance Program
  • What to Expect from a Timber Harvest
  • Virginia's Vernal Pools

View presentations from the 2017 conference.

View presentations from previous conference.

What previous participants are saying:

"I enjoyed meeting other landowners from the area; excellent presentations. I'd attend again."

"Excellent conference. I always learn something new when attending the conference."

"This is my second conference and will not be my last.  It is well-run and always enjoyable, and I come away with a great deal of useful knowledge. Thank you!"

 

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

View presentations from the 2017 conference.

Information on the 14th Annual Woods & Wildlife Conference in 2018 will be available in December of 2017.

The 2017 Virginia Forestry Summit will be held May 3-5 in Roanoke. Registration will open in March. A special landowner track will focus on new and emerging opportunities for woodland owners, passing land on to the next generation, and a field trip to a nearby Tree Farm.  

We have no special topics scheduled at this time.