The 72nd Holiday Lake Forestry Camp 

Nominations will open in early January.  Details and forms can be found at www.dof.virginia.gov.  Teens will learn skills in forestry and other natural resources.  Forestry Camp is open to Virginia residents aged 13-16 who have not attended before.

Winter Wildlife Festival

Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings.  

Working Woods Walk

Venture into the Montpelier Demonstration Forest on a two-hour hike with experts in forest conservation. Learn about conservation and cultivation strategies that generate mutual benefit to man and nature.

Virginia Association of Forest Health Professionals Conference

Hear the latest on emerging pests, exisiting issues, and other forest ecology and health topics.  Receritfication credits offered for commercial pesticide applicators; continuing education credits offered for ISA and SAF members.  


On-line Woodland Options for Landowners

This 12-week, on-line, self-paced course, will teach you the basics of woodland management.  Topics include sustainability, soils, mapping, tree identification, silviculture, and woodland ecology.  Registration fee includes 3 books, access to all materials, and a hands-on field trip.  

 Contact Andrew Vinson, josephav@vt.edu, for more details.

14th Annual Woods & Wildlife Conference

Over 1,300 Virginia woodland owners have attended this annual conference.  A variety of break-out sessions are offered to appeal to both new and experienced owners, as well as owners of both small and large woodlots. Visit the conference webpage to see what topics will be offered in 2018.

Contact Adam Downing, adowning@Vt,edu, 540-948-6881 for more information


Central Virginia Beginning Landowner Weekend Retreat

  • March 16-18
  • Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox
  • Registration opens in January, 2018
    • Individual (no lodging) $50
    • Couple (no lodging) $90
    • Individual (Sat. lodging) $75
    • Couple (Sat. Lodging) $140
    • Individual (Fri. & Sat. lodging) $100
    • Couple (Fri. & Sat. lodging) $190
  • Register On-line
  • Register by Mail

Is woodland management a new concept for you? If so, come spend the weekend with fellow forest owners and natural resource professionals and learn how to get started. A combination of classroom talks, field tours, and hands-on experiences will provide you with the basics.  Registration fees include all meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.  

Contact Jennifer Gagnon, jgagnon@vt,edu, 540-231-6391, for more information.



Virginia Forestry Summit








*Meal(s) included; **Meal(s) and lodging included