Informing Virginians about Forestry and Natural Resources

What is Virginia's LEAF Program?

  • Virginia’s LEAF Program aims to provide educational experiences for Virginians by combining outdoor forestry and natural resources learning with heritage tourism. read more

  • LEAF receives support from diverse groups with an interest in improving forestry and natural resources management education in Virginia. read more

  • LEAF classrooms are located across the state on partner property. Each captures unique aspects of forestry and natural resources management, offers indoor and outdoor training, and provides an opportunity for Virginians to learn while also enjoying the state’s history. read more

  • LEAF also offers on-line educational modules and live webinars for public consumption. read more


Primary Support for Virginia's Link to Education About Forests is provided by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's Implementation Committee.

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Recent LEAF Activities

April 6, 2012 - Montpelier's "Working Woods Walk" gets smarter with the use of QR codes and smart phones. Click here for full article

February 1, 2012 - Reynolds Homestead LEAF Trail featured in Virginia Tech's Spotlight on Impact: Click here for full article

April 25, 2011 – Battling Invasives on the White Oak Loop trail at Montpelier: Garlic Mustard Eradication effort. see photos and info

April 17, 2011 – Working Woods Walk administered by Virginia Master Naturalists at the Montpelier demonstration forest. see photos

September 24, 2010 – Valuing Urban Forests: Science, Application, and Action. Urban forest valuation day conference held at the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources in Arlington, VA. see photos

Shelterwood Harvest at the SVAREC. see slideshow

Management Units at the SVAREC. see Google Earth

Prescribed burn at the Powell River Project. see photos








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