Categories: Education

Camp Woods & Wildlife Returns

January 20, 2022 - Applications are open for Camp Woods & Wildlife, formerly known as Holiday Lake Forestry Camp. The 74th annual camp will be held June 20-24 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center near Appomattox. This action-packed camp is hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry, with support and cooperation from other conservation agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals.

Acorn Identification

August 31, 2021 - Information sheet provides descriptions of various species of acorns with links to detailed species information.

Forest Landowners Retreat to the Woods

May 27, 2021 - Southwest Virginia landowners can learn more about actively managing their forestland during the Beginning Forest Landowners’ Retreat, planned for August 27-28, 2021 at the Matthews State Forest in Galax.

Basic Tree Identification

May 24, 2021 - By Ellen Powell, Conservation Education Coordinator – Presentation reviews the basics of tree identification.

Farm Life 360

May 17, 2021 - Video provides a 360° forestry experience on a timber harvest. Read the Fact Sheet or do the Activity Suggestion: Create a Tree.

Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down?

February 9, 2021 - Illustrator children’s book discusses the benefits of trees, why we cut trees, and how we can plant trees back. Produced by the USFS.

Trees are Renewable!

February 9, 2021 - A mini-curriculum for the book “Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down?”