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May 2022

Board of Forestry Meeting

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Richmond Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222 United States
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Regular Board of Forestry meeting. Meeting at the Richmond Raceway in the main exhibition building, upstairs in the Daytona Room.

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2022 Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy

May 24 @ 7:45 am - May 28 @ 5:30 pm
Longwood University, 201 High Street
Farmville, 23909
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Registration is open for the 2022 Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy held at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. Courses offered this year include: S-212 - Wildfire Powersaws M-410 - Facilitative Instructor S-215 - Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface S-131 - Firefighter, Type 1, Squad Boss S-270 - Basic Air Operations RX-310 - Introduction to Fire Effects Tractor - Advanced Tractor Operation S-330 - Task Force/Strike Team Leader S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Field Training Registration fees – $50 per…

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June 2022

Forest Carbon Symposium

June 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Holiday Inn Staunton Conference Center, 152 Fairway Lane
Staunton, 24401
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$30

Forest carbon markets are expanding rapidly in the Commonwealth. If you are a forester, landowner, county leader, or just interested in this topic, please consider attending the first ever Forest Carbon Symposium hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry. In this symposium, you will learn about the importance of forest carbon markets, what this market means to Virginia, and what opportunities are available for our state’s forestry community.

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Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Chestnut Ridge, Efland, NC, 4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Road
Efland, 27243
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$995.00

This all-inclusive workshop includes food, lodging, instruction and use of tree climbing gear. You will learn how how to climb trees while emphasizing the art and science of Arboriculture. This safe, empowering experience will renew your spirit, allow you to bond with others curious and excited to learn more about trees, aloft!  Most importantly, you will leave with new friends and a network of professional colleagues.

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2022 Mid-Atlantic Compact Fire Academy

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
Garrett College or Virtual, 687 Mosser Road
McHenry, 21541
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Registration is now available for Compact Members Registration for General Public will open April 4th, 2022 Last Day to Register: April 29, 2022 Use the options below to select the best method of registration for you. If registering and paying with a credit card, you will be directed to the registration site to create an account and select courses. If registering for multiple people, please register for one person at a time. Adjustments/Withdrawals/Refunds: Last day is May 13, 2022 Click…

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Forest Health Workshop – Charlottesville

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
VDOF Charlottesville Headquarters Training Room, 900 Natural Resources Drive
Charlottesville, 22903
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A workshop to train professional foresters and forest health personnel in the identification, diagnosis, and management of native and invasive pests in forest and tree health specific to Virginia.

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Forest Health Workshop – Galax

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Matthews State Forest, 106 Forestry Lane
Galax, 24333
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A workshop to train professional foresters and forest health personnel in the identification, diagnosis, and management of native and invasive pests in forest and tree health specific to Virginia.

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VDOF Baseball Night in Richmond

June 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Diamond, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.
Richmond, VA
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VDOF Forest Health staff will be tabling at the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball game on June 10th to distribute information about the emerald ash borer and how landowners can protect their ash trees. Stop by to learn more about this forest pest and enjoy a night of baseball!

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VDOF Baseball Afternoon in Norfolk

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Harbor Park, 150 Park Avenue
Norfolk, 23510
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VDOF Forest Health staff will be tabling at the Norfolk Tides baseball game on June 16th to distribute information about the emerald ash borer and how landowners can protect their ash trees. Stop by to learn more about this forest pest and enjoy an afternoon of baseball!

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All Agency Meeting

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
The UVA Inn at Darden and Conference Center in Charlottesville, Virginia., 10 Duffy Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia.,
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Mark your calendar, June 29, for a one-day all-agency meeting. Make plans to join your coworkers from across the state. All VDOF employees are expected to take advantage of this opportunity.

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July 2022

Teaching Trees Training for Middle and High School Teachers

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Louisa County, sites TBA
$50

Teaching Trees is a fun and unique two-day workshop for middle and high school teachers. Topics include sustainable local forestry, tree identification, forest ecology, and forest products. You’ll get training in Project Learning Tree, a tour of local working forests, and field activities you can use with students. Up to 16 Professional Development Hours are available, with approval of your school administration   The $50 cost includes overnight accommodations, meals, & materials for your classroom. Cost will be refunded in full…

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Wood in Construction and Beyond Seminar

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Omni Charlottesville, 212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, 22903
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$25.00

The seminar addresses wood use in construction from an engineering and architectural viewpoint. Topics include sustainably designing projects using mass timber, the products and performance associated with mass timber construction, and the future of mass timber in the construction landscape. Speakers will discuss building codes and lessons learned through mass timber and CLT projects in the area. We will end the day with a tour of the Apex Energy building in Charlottesville that was designed and built using CLT. This…

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