2019

March

Camp Woods & Wildlife

  • June 17-22
  • Holiday Lake H-H Center, Appomattox
  • Nominations open through April 10

New Name – Same Great Camp!

Camp Woods & Wildlife (formerly known as Holiday Lake Forestry Camp) will be held June 17-22, at Holiday Lake 4-H Center near Appomattox.  Open to boys and girls ages 13-16, this camp provides field-based learning experiences in forestry and wildlife.  Campers explore career paths, make new friends, and learn from natural resource professionals in a beautiful outdoor setting.  Nominations are open through April 10 and may be made by any adult not related to the student. 

For forms and information, visit www.dof.virginia.gov/forestry/camp/. Please contact Ellen Powell (ellen.powell@dof.virginia.gov) if you have any questions. 

April

May

2019 Virginia Forestry Summit - From Seedling to Stump

This program focuses on Virginia's forest markets, economy, policy, and inter-generational growth.  Sessions will be led by subject-matter experts providing information on topics, issues, and ideas affecting the forestry community.  

Woodland Health Workshop: New Concerns, Old Concerns, Dying Oaks, and What We Can Do

Healthy woods provide a myriad of economic and environmental benefits.  Unfortunately, there are lots of things lurking out there that threaten the health of our woods.  This 4-hour workshop will feature emerging threats to look for, updates on existing threats, answers to the question “what’s killing my oaks?”, and advice for identification and control.  

This workshop will be held after the Virginia Forestry Summit.  You do not need to be a Summit participant to attend this workshop. Registration, however, is through the Summit site. 

For more information, please contact Jennfier Gagnon, jgagnon@vt.edu, 540-231-6391.

Shitake Mushroom Growing Demonstration

An open-house style demonstration on growing this non-timber forest product.  

For more information contact Madison VCE at 540-948-6881 or kjenk@vt.edu.

SW Virginia Beginning Woodland Owners' Retreat

  • May 16-18
  • Matthews State Forest, Galax
  • Individual, No Lodging - $55
  • Individual, Lodging Thurs. & Fri. - $95 
  • Couple, No Lodging - $90                                    
  • Couple, Lodging Thurs. & Fri.  - $170

Developed for landowners new to woodland management, this entry-level program covers the basics of keeping your woods and wildlife healthy and productive, while working towards meeting your ownership goals.  A combination of classroom, field trip, and hands-on activities are used to explore these concepts of sustainability.  A variety of natural resource professionals will be available throughout the program.  

For more information, please contact Jennifer Gagnon, jgagnon@vt.edu, 540-231-6391.

10th Annual Vegetation Management Workshop

We are excited to conduct this year’s workshop at the Keystone Truck and Tractor Museum which serves as home to over 300 tractors, trucks, cars and other antique rolling stock vehicles…some of which include logging equipment from Charlotte County’s own, Jones Bros Logging Company & Jones & Sons Lumber.                          

Along with our new sponsors and supporters, we have put together a very strong agenda that will include the following topics:

  • Nursery applications, innovations and tree improvement – IFCO Seedlings
  • The Glyphosate Conversation
  • Coyotes in Virginia – VDGIF
  • Pine Control & pre-commercial chemical thinning
  • Chemistry, trends and industry updates by supplier
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Safety
  • Tour of the museum
  • AND MORE!!!!!!!

For more information or to register,  contact:

June

July

Teaching Trees Workshop (for high school teachers)

  • July 18-19
  • Charlottesville

Training for teachers in forest ecology, management, and utilization with supporting Project Learning Tree® lessons

Who should attend:

This 2-day professional development event will introduce middle and high school science teachers to local pine and hardwood forestry, sustainable forest management, and forest products with hands-on field trips.  Instruction totals 14 hours; see your school administrator for recertification credit.

What to Expect:

Both days will largely be held in the field unless severe weather prohibits.  We will visit a sawmill, multiple forests and potentially an active logging job.  Instructors will discuss what is happening at each site within the context of sustainability.

Field-trip transportation is provided.

Participants will receive several PLT modules (correlated to Va. SOL) and related teaching supplies.

More information will be available here closer to the date.

August

September

SE Virginia Beginning Woodland Owners' Retreat

Developed for landowners new to woodland management, this entry-level program covers the basics of keeping your woods and wildlife healthy and productive, while working towards meeting your ownership goals.  A combination of classroom, field trip, and hands-on activities are used to explore these concepts of sustainability.  A variety of natural resource professionals will be available throughout the program.  

Registration opens in July.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Gagnon, jgagnon@vt.edu, 540-231-6391.

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