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Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program

Educational Resources for Woodland Owners

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The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program provides woodland owners with hands-on experiences with sustainable management tools such as prescribed fire.

Learn more about your woodlands by attending an educational event

Listen to Virginia woodland owners share their stories about the impacts of the Virginia Forest  Landowner Education Program on their land management practices.  View these videos and more on our YouTube Channel.

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What we do and why it is important

In Virginia: 

  • Forestry is the third largest industry 
  • Forestry contributes over $23 billion annually to the economy
  • Forestry accounts for 108,000 jobs
  • 10.1 million acres of our woodlands are owned by private individuals & families
  • Private owners have a significant impact on the overall health and productivity of our forests and the economy

The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program provides private woodland owners with the information and tools they need to practice sound management on their land.

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Conferences & Workshops

Each year, we offer numerous conferences and workshops across Virginia on a variety of topics

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Field Tours

Field trips allow woodland owners to see sustainable woodland management activities implemented on the ground

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Woodland Owner Retreats

Our day-and-a-half Retreats provide woodland owners with classroom, field trip, and hands-on experiences 

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Online Learning

We are continuously expanding our catalogue of online learning options

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Information on sustainable woodland management is available in a number of formats