Bath County farm
Open, frequently-burned, older pine woodlands provide critical habitat for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker in The Nature Conservancy's Piney Grove Preserve in Sussex County.

These Tours: 

  • celebrated their 45th anniversary October 2021!
  • involve landowners, state, federal, and forest industry natural resource professionals and representatives of environmental non-governmental agencies
  • inform participants about practical forest and wildlife management techniques which are currently being used in their area
  • share information on current cost-share programs
  • are a great opportunity for networking with other landowners and natural resource professionals

Past tours have visited seedling nurseries, timber harvesting operations, saw mills and both public and private forest lands.


The 2021 Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours have concluded

The 2022 schedule will be posted in July

Participants in the 2016 Dinwiddie-Nottoway Tour learned about creating pollinator habitat.
Participants in the 2018 Buchanan County Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tour learned about Virginia's elk restoration efforts.