Woods and Wildlife Conference: Bring out the best in your property

Ellen Powell, left, of the Virginia Department of Forestry talks about creating backyard wildlife habitat to participants at the 11th Annual Woods and Wildlife Conference.

Ellen Powell, left, of the Virginia Department of Forestry talks about creating backyard wildlife habitat to participants at the 11th Annual Woods and Wildlife Conference.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 15, 2016 – Owners of woodlands large and small are invited to learn how to maximize their property’s potential at the 12th Annual Woods and Wildlife Conference on Feb. 20. The event, hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with Virginia’s natural resource agencies, companies, and associations, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Daniel Technology Center at Germanna Community College in Culpeper, Virginia.

This all-day conference welcomes first-time and returning individuals, families, and managers to learn about woods, wildlife, and other natural resources. It will provide multiple links to information, sources of assistance, and a better understanding of natural resources while exploring myriad forest issues relevant to woodland owners.

“This conference will address the latest issues and trends in forest and wildlife management,” said event founder Adam Downing, Virginia Cooperative Extension forestry and natural resources senior agent. Participants can tailor their day by attending sessions targeted to their needs. Sessions include Fighting the Alien Plant Invasion, Deer in the Neighborhood, and Legacy: The Engaged Family.

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