9th Annual Landowners’ Woods & Wildlife Conference

The 9th Annual Woods and Wildlife Conference for owners of large and small wooded land will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18  in Manassas for individuals, families, managers and interested persons to learn about woods, wildlife and other natural resources.  The day will provide participants with multiple links to information, new ideas to implement, and a better understanding of their natural resources.

Virginia Screech Owl - Photo Edward Leonard

A variety of topics will be presented with the goal of helping and motivating woodland owners “Bring out the best in their property.”  Special key-note speakers including a world renown researcher from the Smithsonian, a Virginia Master Naturalist and Retired Flavorist and a leader in the conservation of forestland will engage and inspire participants.  A myriad of concurrent sessions will provide practical expertise of use to owners and managers of woodland such as the best trees and shrubs to plant for wildlife, how to attract Quail, the financial side of woodland ownership, thinning your woods and more!

The all day conference is a virtual one-stop-shop for individuals, families, managers and interested persons to learn about woods, wildlife and other natural resources.  The day will provide participants with multiple links to information, possible sources of financial assistance and a better understanding of their natural resources.

The cost of this conference is $45.00/person, $80.00/couple includes morning and afternoon breaks, lunch and a conference packet.  Pre-registration is required by February 3.  For registration information, a conference brochure or more program information go to http://www.cnr.vt.edu/forestupdate/Pages/woods%20and%20wildlife.html

This program is sponsored by:  Forestry for the Bay, Piedmont Landowners Association, Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, Bradley-Murphy Extension Trust, Glatfelter Pulpwood Company, MeadWestvaco, Piedmont Environmental Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative-State Implementation Committee, Virginia Forestry Association,  VT Dept. of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, VT College of Natural Resources & Environment, Virginia Tree Farm.

This program is open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status.  If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Sandra Lillard at 540-948-6881 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations by February 5.