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Woods and Wildlife Conference: Bring out the best in your property

Jan. 28, 2016 – Owners of woodlands large and small are invited to learn how to maximize their property’s potential at the 12th Annual Woods and Wildlife Conference on Feb. 20. The event, hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with Virginia’s natural resource agencies, companies, and associations, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Daniel Technology Center at Germanna Community College in Culpeper, Virginia.

This all-day conference welcomes first-time and returning individuals, families, and managers to learn about woods, wildlife, and other natural resources. It will provide multiple links to information, sources of assistance, and a better understanding of natural resources while exploring myriad forest issues relevant to woodland owners.

“This conference will address the latest issues and trends in forest and wildlife management,” said event founder Adam Downing, Virginia Cooperative Extension forestry and natural resources senior agent. Participants can tailor their day by attending sessions targeted to their needs. Sessions include Fighting the Alien Plant Invasion, Deer in the Neighborhood, and Legacy: The Engaged Family.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is $40 per person or $70 per couple, which includes lunch and refreshments. Register online or download a brochure. The deadline to register is Feb. 12.

For more information, email Adam Downing or call 540-948-6881 (TDD 800-828-1120). Persons with disabilities who desire assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity may contact Downing by Feb. 12 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to discuss accommodations.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Virginia Cooperative Extension brings the resources of Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to the people of the commonwealth. Through a system of on-campus specialists and locally based educators, it delivers education in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community viability, and 4-H youth development. With a network of faculty at two universities, 107 county and city offices, 11 agricultural research and Extension centers, and six 4-H educational centers, Virginia Cooperative Extension provides solutions to the problems facing Virginians today. (see original story.......)


Adam Downing

Adam Downing
Extension Agent, Northern District, 
Agriculture and Natural Resources
(540) 948-6881

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