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.  


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Beginning Woodland Owner Retreats


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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:

Forestry is the third largest industry in Virginia, contributing $21 billion annually to our economy, as well as 107,900 jobs.  Over 2/3 of Virginia's woodlands (10.1 million acres) are owned by private individuals and families.  What they do (or don't do) on their woodlands can have a significant impact on the overall health and productivity of our forests.  The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program provides these private woodland owners with the information and tools they need to practice sound management on their land. 

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.