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Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours

Landowners riding on a hay wagon.
The Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours give participants a first-hand look at sustainable woodland management practices.

Join landowners, natural resource professionals, and other outdoor lovers for day-long tours that explore a variety of sustainable forestry and wildlife management practices. Tours visit private, public, and industry-owned lands. 

Past tours have visited seedling nurseries, timber harvesting operations, sawmills, pine plantations, cooperages, hardwood forests, arboretums, Christmas tree farms, elk habitat, fisheries, hunting plantations, and more. 

Tours are held in October to showcase the beauty of fall in Virginia. 

Lunch and travel between stops allow for plenty of fellowship and opportunites to learn from other participants and natural resource professionals.

Watch a short video about our tours.

2024 Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours

  • October 3 (tentative) - Wise County
  • October 11 - Rockingham County
  • October 25 - Dinwiddie County
  • October TBA - Bedford County

Tour details and registration available in August

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.