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Extension and cooperatives to hold 32nd Annual Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours


   

Extension Associate Kyle Peer explains management opportunities at the Reynolds Homestead in Patrick County. Image courtesy of Jennifer Gagnon. Extension Associate Kyle Peer explains management opportunities at the Reynolds Homestead in Patrick County. Image courtesy of Jennifer Gagnon.


BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 13, 2008 – Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, in collaboration with Virginia's natural resource agencies, companies, and associations, will be holding their 32nd Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tour Programs starting Oct. 2.

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

Tours will be held at Fort Pickett/Nottoway County on Oct. 2, Montgomery/Giles counties on Oct. 10, Rockbridge County on Oct. 15, and Essex County on Oct. 16. 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 (due one week before the tour date), or $45 when paid on the program date, will cover transportation and lunch.