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.  

Join us for one of our 3 offerings of Preparing for Generation NEXT this fall:

  • Oct. 17 & 24 - Chatham
  • Nov. 2 & 9 - New Kent
  • Nov. 9 & 16 - Radford

Keeping a Farm in the Family - video

Explore the learning opportunities VFLEP and its partners offer to find the one that's right for you.  

Short Courses

Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours

Beginning Landowner Weekend Retreats

Conferences and Workshops

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.

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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.

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SW Landowner Weekend Retreat

Field Trip - On-line Woodland Options

Tree Farm Dinners - you do NOT need to be a Tree Farmer to attend

  • Sept. 7, South Boston
  • Sept. 28, King & Queen
  • Oct. 26, Goldvein
  • $10 for first person, $5 each additional
  • Register on-line or by mail

SE Landowner Weekend Retreat 

  • Sept. 22-24
  • New Kent Forestry Center, Providence Forge
  • Agenda coming soon
  • Register on-line or by mail  

Preparing for Generation NEXT

Preparing for Generation NEXT

Preparing for Generation NEXT

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