The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program (VFLEP), in conjunction with numerous state, federal and private partners, offers a wide variety of science-based educational opportunities for new and experienced forest landowners. VFLEP also offers continuing education opportunities for natural resource and real estate professionals. Click a tab below, or use the navigation at the top of this page, to find out more about VFLEP's offerings.
Explore the learning opportunities VFLEP and its partners offer to find the one that's right for you.
The Events Calendar lists all upcoming landowner programs.
On-line registration is available for many programs.
The Virginia Forest Landowner Update is an award-winning quarterly newsletter. Articles cover a wide variety of topics, including cost share programs, wildlife and timber management, exotic invasive species, and management planning. Read the current edition; read archived editions. Sign-up to receive your free copy.
Find resources for topics including:
- Threatened and endangered species
- Small woodlots
- Trustworthy publications and links for more information on natural resource management topics.
- VFLEP also maintains a growing list of useful forestry-related Smart Phone Apps
- You can find the state forester who serves your county here.
- You can find a local professional forester here.
To reach landowners early on in their tenure, the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program (VFLEP) developed the Real Forestry for Real Estate program. This program has three components:
Listen to Virginia woodland owners share their stories about the impacts of the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program on their land managment practices. View these videos and more on our YouTube Channel.
- July 24, Brunswick Co.
- Aug. 2, Halifax Co.
- Aug. 9, Prince Edward Co.
- Aug. 21, Surry Co.
- Registration opens soon!
- July 19-20, Abingdon
- July TBA, Lynchburg
- Application process opens soon!
- Aug. 17-19
- SW VA Higher Ed Center, Abingdon
- Individual no lodging $55
- Individual lodging $95
- Couple no lodging $90
- Couple lodging $170
- Register on-line
- Register by mail coming soon
Need a Forester? Find your state forester here.
Need help conducting a precribed burn? Find help here.
Apps & Websites
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