Forestry in Hanover County, Virginia

Capital Work Area
serving the counties of Charles City, Hanover, Henrico, James City, King and Queen, King William and New Kent, and the cities of Richmond and Williamsburg

Senior Area Forester: Jeremey Falkenau. Cell: 540.680.9209
Forester: David Slack. Cell: 804.393.2644
Forester: Clint Phegley. Cell: 540.333.6039
Forest Technician: Paul Reier. Cell: 804.393.2842
Natural Resource Specialist: Jesse Bander. Cell: 804.516.0551
Community Forest Specialist: Eli Podyma. Cell: 434.962.4941

Virginia Department of Forestry
Zoar State Forest – Capital Work Area Field Office
4445 Upshaw Road | Map and Directions to this office.
Aylett, Virginia 23009
Phone: 804.769.2962

Virginia Department of Forestry
Capital Work Area Field Office – Urban and Community Forestry
530 E. Main Street, Suite 800
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 434.962.4941

Virginia Department of Forestry
Eastern Region Office
11301 Pocahontas Trail | Map and Directions to this office.
Providence Forge, Virginia 23140
Phone: 804.966.2209

Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp

Hanover County forestry personnel take Girl Scouts on a tour.On August 12, 2008 local Virginia Department of Forestry personnel Kathleen Ogilvy and Dave Terwilliger had the pleasure of sharing their outdoor world with over 150 Brownies and Cadet Girl Scouts.


At the beautiful Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp we each became "functioning" parts of a tree by using humorous sounds and motions to depict our role in a tree's life. Hiking through the forest was the perfect time to discuss: "what animals live out here? , how did this forest start?, what products come from that tree?" Soon we were on the steep bluffs above the Pamunkey River with a spectacular view of a very green Hanover County. From that perspective it was easy to see just how important healthy forests are. The rewarding event concluded around the campfire ring with the older Cadets asking Kathleen what type of educational requirements and experience it took her to get such a "cool" job.







Hanover County forestry personnel take Girl Scouts on a tour.



















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