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Online course and conference offered to Virginia forest landowners


Jan. 23, 2015 – Virginia forest landowners looking to gain an understanding of how to keep their woods healthy and productive can do so in the comfort of their own home. 

Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program in Virginia Tech’s Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation in the College of Natural Resources and Environment are offering an online course to help private landowners become better stewards of their land.

The 12-week Online Woodland Options for Landowners course, which runs from March 2 to May 23, teaches basic management principles and techniques for both novice and veteran private forest landowners. 

Materials provided include four reference books and a tree identification CD in addition to online reading materials and assignments. Natural resource professionals and experienced landowners serve as mentors for the students and help with questions via the course Group Discussion Board.

“Interest in this course, now in its 12th year, continues to grow,” said Jennifer Gagnon, coordinator of the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program. “Participants love the convenience of an online course and appreciate the opportunity to connect with experts as well as experienced landowners.”  (continue reading......)


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