The Annual Landowner Weekend Retreats:

  • are hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • are geared towards landowners who are new to forest management
  • provide information on both hardwood and pine forest management
  • offer chances for interaction with natural resource professionals from various agencies in Virginia, as well as with other landowners
  • provide information on estate planning, management planning and certification
  • provide hands-on experience with tree identification, forestry equipment, and more...

Here's what 2017 participants said about the experience:

  • "Fantastic program - great folks - relevant topics, well presented by knowledgeable and experienced people.  If you can find an improvement, good luck."
  • "The session was extremely valuable and enlightening.  Changed my perspective on forestry management and pine planting."
  • "It was great information.  Excellent speakers and opportunity to learn more about managing forests and wildlife."
Landowner Weeked Retreats
Jason Fisher, VCE, teaches Central Retreat participants what they can learn from looking at tree rings.

Upcoming Retreats

Dates: March 16-18, 2018

Location: Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox

  • 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

Registration includes all meals 

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Dates: August 17-19

Location: SW VA 4-H Educational Center, Abingdon

Dates: Sept. 21-23, 2018

Location: New Kent Forestry Center, Providence Forge