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Events Calendar | Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program | Virginia Tech

  • On-line in the comfort of your home
  • $45/family
  • Syllabus

This 12-week, self-paced course will cover the basics of woodland management.  Topics Covered Include:

  • Setting management goals and objectives
  • Writing a management plan
  • Using aerial photos, topographic maps & soil surveys
  • Determining boundary lines
  • Forest ecology and management
  • Working with natural resource professionals

Students completing all the advanced activities will finish the class with a draft forest management plan. Additionally, a group of mentors, consisting of natural resource professionals and experienced landowners, will interact with students weekly via discussion boards.

An optional end-of-semester field trip will allow students to hone their new skills and interact with one another and natural resource professionals. The 2020 field trip will be held at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox on June 6. 

Registration fee includes field trip, all on-line materials, and 3 books:

  • Common Forest Trees of Virginia
  • American Forests: A History of Resiliency and Recovery
  • Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas

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