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Virginia’s forests provide many important benefits, such as wood, clean water, soil conservation, wildlife habitat, and recreation opportunities. Managing these forests for multiple outcomes is not always as easy as it might seem. Forest management requires thinking about the big picture. Taking the time to consider how wood, water, soil, and wildlife can be managed in a profitable and sustainable fashion is a necessary step.

To assist forest owners with these management considerations, Virginia Tech provides educational materials, such as publications, newsletters and websites, and educational programs such as short courses, field tours and retreats.  For more information on educational resources, please contact Jennifer Gagnon, Forest Landowner Education Program Coordinator (; 540.231.6391; or your local Forestry and Natural Resource District Extension Agent (click here for a map to determine which agent services your county).

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