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.
August 31, 2021 - Information sheet provides descriptions of various species of acorns with links to detailed species information.
August 9, 2021 - Activity book helps youth explore careers in the forest through a variety of activities. Limited printed copies available.
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.
May 24, 2021 - By Ellen Powell, Conservation Education Coordinator – Presentation reviews the basics of tree identification.
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.
April 27, 2021 - PowerPoint presentation of the camper slideshow for 2019 Camp Woods and Wildlife. (Warning – large file)
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.
February 9, 2021 - A mini-curriculum for the book “Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down?”
February 9, 2021 - Wood science activities provided by Virginia Cooperative Extension for 9-11 year olds.