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Virginia Cooperative Extension hosts Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours


BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 7, 2006 – Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources, in collaboration with Virginia’s natural resource agencies, companies, and associations, will be holding their 30th Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tour Programs starting Oct. 13.

The tours will promote wise resource management on private forestlands and will focus on science-based forestry and wildlife management practices, public and private sources of technical and financial management assistance, and networking among landowners and natural resource professionals. There will also be demonstration stops on private, industry, and public lands that will center on multiple-use management opportunities and practices.

Tours will be held at King William County on Oct. 13, Southside Virginia on Oct. 17, King George County on Oct. 19, Bath County on Oct. 20, and Grayson County on Oct. 27. Participants should arrive at sites by 8 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. A $40 early registration fee, or $45 when paid on the program date, will cover transportation and lunch.

For more information, visit the Forestry and Wildlife Field Tour Programs website or e-mail Jennifer Gagnon.