Category Archives: Forestry

6th Annual Spring Landowner Retreat Coming

The 6th Annual Landowner Retreat has been set for April 25th-27th at Holiday Lake 4-H Center in Appomattox. Only a handful of spots remain open as of this posting. Hurry and register online today or contact Jason Fisher at 434-476-2147 for more information. landowner retreat spring 2014

6th Annual Spring Landowner Retreat: Focus on the Forest

The 6th Annual Landowner’s Retreat: Focus on the Forest will be held April 25-27 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, VA.

This retreat, designed for new and inexperienced landowners will include both indoor and outdoor sessions. Topics to include:

  • Working with a forester
  • Timber sales/preventing timber theft
  • Managing for quail/creating early successional wildlife habitat
  • Water quality
  • Current research on hardwood and pines
  • Forest insect pests
  • Wildflower ID
  • Introduction to forest measurements

For more information, view the Landowner Retreat Spring 2014 brochure.

Please register by Friday, April 11, 2014.

Forestry Camp

Forestry Camp

Do you know any youth aged 13-16 who are interested in natural sciences?  Please consider nominating them to attend Holiday Lake Forestry Camp,  held June 16-21 at Holiday Lake 4-H Center near Appomattox.   Led by natural resource professionals, this residential camp provides field-based learning, skill development, and an introduction to natural resource careers.  All campers receive a substantial scholarship, keeping out-of-pocket costs low.  The nomination form and information can be found at   The nomination deadline is April 11.   Please contact Ellen Powell ( if you have questions.

Sixty-five campers and 3 teachers attended the annual Holiday Lake Forestry Camp. Campers learned about diverse topics, including tree identification, forest management, environmental protection, and wildlife. Many came away with a new appreciation for forestry and a desire to further their education in the natural resource field.