2021

December

Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Wood Ducks in the Woods

  • December 3
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Zoom
  • Free

Now there are 3 ways to watch!

Join Virginia Cooperative Extension's Jason Fisher to learn about the beautiful and unique wood duck.

Contact Jason Fisher, 434-476-2147, jasonf@vt.edu for more information. 

Archived on The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's YouTube Channel

Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Mistletoe

  • December 17
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Zoom
  • Free

Now there are 3 ways to watch!

What is mistletoe? Why are we compelled to kiss each other under it? Join Virginia Cooperative Extension's Neil Clark to learn the answers.

Contact Neil Clark, 757-653-2572, neclark@vt.edu for more information. 

Archived on The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's YouTube Channel

2022

January

Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: How Trees Prep for Winter

  • January 7
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Zoom
  • Free

Now there are 3 ways to watch!

Karen Snape reveals the changes that occur in trees to help them survive through the winter months. 

Contact Karen Snape, 540-231-6494, ksnape@vt.edu for more information. 

Archived on The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's YouTube Channel

Mapping with Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

  • January 11-13 (registration closes Dec. 11)
  • Virtual
  • $200

This is an introductory 3-day workshop for Extensionagents, private industry folks, natural resources professionals, government employees, educators, Realtors, landowners, etc. No previous experience or knowledge is necessary. 

Register online

Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: The Eastern Hellbender

  • January 21
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Zoom
  • Free

Now there are 3 ways to watch!

What is a hellbender? Why are they special? Join Virginia Cooperative Extension's Bill Worrell for 15 minutes to find out!

Contact Bill Worrell, 276-889-8056, bworrell@vt.edu for more information. 

Archived on The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's YouTube Channel

Woodland Stewards 5-part Webinar Series - Timber Taxation

  • January 18 - Seeing the Forest for the Trees: An Overview of Forestry Taxes - live
  • January 25 - The Basics of Timber Basis: Re(setting) the Table - live
  • February 1 - Timber Management Expenses and Deductions - live
  • February 8 - Selling Timber: How to Save on Taxes - live
  • February 15 - Coping with Losses from Nature and Chance
  • 1:00 EST
  • Online
  • Free

Registration opens in December

February 

Woodland Stewards 5-part Webinar Series - Timber Taxation

  • January 18 - Seeing the Forest for the Trees: An Overview of Forestry Taxes - on demand
  • January 25 - The Basics of Timber Basis: Re(setting) the Table - on demand
  • February 1 - Timber Management Expenses and Deductions - live
  • February 8 - Selling Timber: How to Save on Taxes - live
  • February 15 - Coping with Losses from Nature and Chance1:00 EST
  • Online
  • Free

Registration opens in December

Woods & Wildlife Conference

Join woodland owners, Master Naturalists, and natural resource professionals to learn about all things woodland and wildlife related. 

  • Detailed agenda available in January
  • Regsitration opens in January

 

Woods & Wildlife Conference

Join woodland owners, Master Naturalists, and natural resource professionals to learn about all things woodland and wildlife related. 

  • Detailed agenda available in January
  • Regsitration opens in January

March

Online Woodland Options for Landowners 

  • March 7 - June 3
  • Online
  • $45/family

This 12-week, online, self-paced course covers the basics of woodland management. Topics covered include:

  • A history of Virginia's forests
  • Setting your goals and objectives
  • Mapping your property
  • Marking your boundary lines
  • Forest ecology
  • Forest soils
  • Forest management
  • Sources of assistance

Registration includes 5 books and an end of the semester, in-person, hands-on field trip. 

  • Syllabus available in January    
  • Registration opens in January

Woodland Owner Retreat

Forest Management: Beyond the Basics

This retreat is designed for woodland owners with some forest management experience. This program will take a deeper look at specific woodland and wildlife management topics.  As with all of our Retreats, there will be a mix of classroom, field trip, and hands-on experiences.  

  • Agenda available in January
  • Registration opens in January

April

May

Virginia Forestry Summit

Come to beautiful Blacksburg VA and join woodland owners and natural resource professionals for to learn about the hottest topics in forestry.

Regsitration opens in March

Beginning Woodland Owner Retreat

This retreat is designed for woodland owners new to active forest management. Topics covered will include:

  • Working with a forester
  • Managing for wildlife
  • Conducting a timber sale
  • Sustainable forest management practices (field trip)
  • Tree identification (hands-on)
  • Tree valuation and measurement (hands-on)

 

  • Agenda available in March
  • Registration opens in March

June

July

August

September

Beginning Woodland Owner Retreat

This retreat is designed for woodland owners new to active forest management. Topics covered will include:

  • Working with a forester
  • Managing for wildlife
  • Conducting a timber sale
  • Sustainable forest management practices (field trip)
  • Tree identification (hands-on)
  • Tree valuation and measurement (hands-on)

 

  • Agenda avaialble in July
  • Registration opens in July

October

November

December