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August 2022

Generation NEXT – Southside

August 26 - August 27
Factory Street Brewing Company, 210 Factory Street
South Boston, Virginia 24592 United States
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$40.00 – $80.00

This workshop provides free legal guidance and landowner stories about successful estate planning steps and strategies they have used. Speakers include legal and financial experts experienced in estate planning as well as natural resource professionals and landowners. You probably value your land for many reasons, including wildlife, privacy, recreation, timber, hunting, beauty, and family memories. Are you prepared to pass these values to the next generation without breaking up ownership of the land? To successfully transfer your land and your…

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September 2022

Generation NEXT Virtual Workshop

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - September 15 @ 4:00 pm
Virtual
$40.00

This workshop provides free legal guidance and landowner stories about successful estate planning steps and strategies they have used. Speakers include legal and financial experts experienced in estate planning as well as natural resource professionals and landowners. This event will be from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. September 7, 8, 14, and 15 via Zoom - a great way to bring in family who might not live in-state! The workshop covers the nine steps to successful legacy planning: Commit to…

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Beginning Woodland Owner Retreat – Southeast Virginia

September 9 @ 8:00 am - September 10 @ 12:00 pm
VDOF New Kent Conference Center at Providence Forge, 11301 Pocahontas Trail
Providence Forge, VA 23140 United States
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Beginning Woodland Owner Retreat - Southeast Virginia hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Virginia Tech's Forest Landowner Education Program geared toward landowners who are new to forest management provides information on pine forest management, timber sales, wildlife management, and more offers interaction with natural resource professionals, as well as with other landowners provides hands-on experience with tree identification and forestry equipment

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Forest Management Academy – East

September 13 - September 15
Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center, 9275 Barnes Road
Toano, VA 23168 United States
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The Department of Forestry Forest Management Academy will be an agency training event for field-level professional foresters and resource managers. It is designed to supplement, enhance, and broaden employee knowledge and skills in current and emerging topics.

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Fall Fire Academy – Western Region

September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
Breaks Interstate Park, 627 Commission Circle
Breaks, Virginia 24607 United States
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VDOF’s Western Regional Incident Management Team will be conducting a Fall Fire Training Academy September 13 through September 16 at Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks, VA. Courses being offered will include: PMS-419 – Engine Operator S-212 – Wildland Fire Chainsaws S-230 – Crew Boss S-130 – Firefighter Training (Field Day) Course enrollment will begin July 11 and will close August 15. Register Here Courses may close earlier as maximum capacities are reached. A wait list will be maintained to fill vacancies from…

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Project Learning Tree Workshop for Educators

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Twin Lakes State Park, 788 Twin Lakes Road
Green Bay, VA 23942 United States
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$10.00

Want to become a Project Learning Tree certified educator and receive 6 continuing education credits? Engage in a hands-on workshop to investigate environmental topics with fun indoor and outdoor activities. Receive PLT’s updated K-8 Explore Your Environment Activity Guide, correlated to national and state academic standards. Want to learn more about PLT? Visit https://www.plt.org/ Local Contact: Kelly Atkinson, Education Coordinator Piedmont Soil & Water Conservation District katkinson@piedmontswcd.org (434) 392-3782 x132

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Forest Management Academy – West

September 27 - September 29
Mountain Lake Biological Station, 240 Salt Pond Circle
Pembroke, VA 24136 United States
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The Department of Forestry Forest Management Academy will be an agency training event for field-level professional foresters and resource managers.  It is designed to supplement, enhance, and broaden employee knowledge and skills in current and emerging topics.

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October 2022

Project Learning Tree New Facilitator Training

October 25 @ 9:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
VDOF Charlottesville Headquarters Training Room, 900 Natural Resources Drive
Charlottesville, 22903
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(Rescheduled from July 26-28) Become a Virginia Project Learning Tree (PLT) facilitator! This interactive, hands-on session will train you to lead PLT workshops for other educators in your community. You'll receive a set of PLT modules for your own use. New trainees agree to promote PLT workshops in their localities and to conduct at least one PLT training in the coming year. Hotel and meals are included. Register at https://vfa.memberclicks.net/plt-workshop-registration. To learn more about the PLT curriculum, visit www.plt.org.

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November 2022

Generation NEXT – New Kent Conference Center

November 2
VDOF New Kent Conference Center at Providence Forge, 11301 Pocahontas Trail
Providence Forge, VA 23140 United States
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$40.00

Preparing for Generation NEXT is an award-winning nationally recognized educational workshop that will get you started on the right path. This workshop provides free legal guidance and landowner stories about successful estate planning steps and strategies they have used. Speakers include legal and financial experts experienced in estate planning as well as natural resource professionals and landowners. All participants will receive a copy of the 56-page, full-color book, Legacy Planning: A Guide for Virginia Landowners. 

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