The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program offers short courses on a wide variety of topics.  

To suit the needs of a diverse clientele group (forest landowners) short courses include both face-to-face and on-line classes.  

We also offer on-line continuing education opportunities for natural resource professionals.  

Learn more about our Face-to-Face Classes or our On-line Classes.

Landowner Weeked Retreats
Jason Fisher, VCE, teaches Central Retreat participants what they can learn from looking at tree rings.

Upcoming Short Courses

Fifteen Minutes in the Forest

  • 12:15-12:30 p.m. **New Time** 
  • Now 3 ways to watch: 
  • Save the dates flier
  • Free
  • April 16 - Chainsaw Safety & Maintenance
  • April 23 - Snags in Your Woods
  • April 30 - Topographic Features
  • May 7 - Hardwood Flooring

Legacy Planning: Webinar Series for Woodland Owners

  • Spring April 7, 8, 14 & 15
  • Fall September 8, 9, 15 & 16
  • 3 - 4:30
  • $25/family
  • Register online
  • Register by mail
  • OR Register for the Spring AND Fall series together and SAVE $$$ ($35/family for both)
  • Can't join us live? No problem. Register and watch on demand. 

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

Women on the Land - Spring Webinar Series

  • May 5, 12, 19, & 26
  • 12:30 
  • Free

Topics in this series: 

  • May 5 - Forest Ecology & Succession
  • May 12 - Creating a Plan and Working with a Forester
  • May 19 - Active Stewardship
  • May 26 - The Future of Your Woodland

Register online

12th Annual Nutrien Solutions Virtual Vegetation Management Workshop

*At the conclusion of the program, SAF CFEs, SHARP LOGGER, PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION and ISA Credits will be offered***

Other neighboring states may be considered for pesticide recertification :

  • MD, NC, WV, PA

*** TO RECIEVE CREDITS YOU MUST ATTEND THE WEBINAR/MEETING IN A WAY YOU ARE ABLE TO SEE THE VISUALS - IF YOU JOIN THE MEETING BY AUDIO ONLY (SUCH AS CALLING IN FROM YOUR MOBILE PHONE) YOU WILL NOT RECIEVE CREDIT ***

Register online

There are no face to face classes being offered at this time. We hope to resume in-person programming in the fall of 2021.