Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Our Mission:

The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program (VFLEP) helps Virginians keep their forests healthy and productive.

VFLEP's Goals:

  • preserving Virginia's land base;
  • reducing exotic insects, plants and diseases;
  • maintaining a diversity of game and non-game wildlife species;
  • promoting the production of quality wood and non-timber forest products;
  • generating public understanding and support for the management of Virginia's vast forest resources;
  • building relationships between experienced and less-experienced private forest landowners; and
  • encouraging dialogue and cooperation within Virginia's natural resource community and among private forest landowners.

VFLEP's Programs include:

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Tree identification


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Equipment Demo

Programs are held year-round throughout the Commonwealth. To find an event near you, visit our events calendar. Programs are taught by a variety of natural resource professionals from private and state agencies and forest industry.

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On-line registration for all our upcoming 2013 programs will open Monday January 7th.

DID YOU KNOW? Virginia State University is developing a program in Forestry and Natural Resources, including research, education, and outreach. Interested?  Check out Forestry at VSU.

Upcoming Programs:

Landowner Weekend Retreats

  • April 26-28
  • Sept. 6-8


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