Informing Virginians about Forestry and Natural Resources



Below, you will find a listing of the courses we currently have available online.

Courses Currently Offered:
A Search Indeed: How to Conduct a Property Deed Search - Added: Jun 3rd, 2011
This course will outline the property deed search process, covering relevant key terms and definitions. The course will also take the user through a virtual tour of a county courthouse to locate a deed record.
This course is appropriate for the following:
  • Land Owners; General Public
  • Society of American Foresters, Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credit Awarded: Cat. 1 - CFE 0.5 ( $10.00 fee )
  • Virginia Master Naturalist Continuing Education
  • Virginia SHARP Logger Continuing Education (CE)
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Basic Chainsaw Safety and Directional Felling - Added: Jun 15th, 2011
This course will highlight why chainsaw training is necessary, required personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, how to safely start a chainsaw, how to develop a felling plan, how to properly notch and fell a tree, and more!
This course is appropriate for the following:
  • Land Owners; General Public
  • Society of American Foresters, Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credit Awarded: Cat. 2 - CFE 0.5 ( $10.00 fee )
  • Virginia Master Naturalist Continuing Education
  • Virginia SHARP Logger Continuing Education (CE)
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Basic Timber Cruising - Timber Inventory and Assessment - Added: Jun 24th, 2011
This course will provide an overview of basic concepts and techniques involved with conducting a timber inventory. This includes how to calculate volume and value for individual trees and forest stands.
This course is appropriate for the following:
  • Land Owners; General Public
  • Society of American Foresters, Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credit Awarded: Cat. 1 - CFE 0.5 ( $10.00 fee )
  • Virginia Master Naturalist Continuing Education
  • Virginia SHARP Logger Continuing Education (CE)
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Basics of Forest Harvesting - Added: Aug 3rd, 2012
This course provides an overview of the basic mechanics and trends of forest harvesting within Virginia.
This course is appropriate for the following:
  • Land Owners; General Public
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Cost Share Programs: Opportunities for Private Landowners in Virginia - Added: Aug 3rd, 2012
This covers a variety of incentive programs that can help Virginia's forest landowners achieve their forest management goals.
This course is appropriate for the following:
  • Land Owners; General Public
  • Society of American Foresters, Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credit Awarded: 1 ( $15.00 fee )
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Ethics in Forestry: History and Current Practices - Added: Oct 21st, 2011
This course is an overview of the history of ethics in forestry, types of land ethics, the SAF Code of Ethics,and decision making tools to aid in making ethical decisions.
This course is appropriate for the following:
  • Land Owners; General Public
  • Society of American Foresters, Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credit Awarded: Cat. 1 - CFE 0.5 ( $10.00 fee )
  • Virginia Master Naturalist Continuing Education
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Laws Affecting Water Quality and Forestry Operations in Virginia - Added: Jun 21st, 2011
This course will provide an overview of laws designed to protect water quality in Virginia. Some or all of these laws can affect the harvesting contractor, timber owner, and landowner.
This course is appropriate for the following:
  • Land Owners; General Public
  • Society of American Foresters, Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credit Awarded: Cat. 1 - CFE 0.5 ( $10.00 fee )
  • Virginia Master Naturalist Continuing Education
  • Virginia SHARP Logger Continuing Education (CE)
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Protecting Water Quality with Best Management Practices in Virginia - Added: Jun 6th, 2011
This presentation is designed to give the participant a basic overview of timber harvesting Best Management Practices for water quality in an applied sense.
This course is appropriate for the following:
  • Land Owners; General Public
  • Society of American Foresters, Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credit Awarded: Cat. 1 - CFE 0.5 ( $10.00 fee )
  • Virginia Master Naturalist Continuing Education
  • Virginia SHARP Logger Continuing Education (CE)
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Tree Pests: Insects. Information on Identification, Control, and Prevention - Added: Mar 5th, 2012
This tutorial is designed to educate landowners, foresters, and others interested in learning about tree pests that are a common nuisance or threat to Virginia's forests.
This course is appropriate for the following:
  • Land Owners; General Public
  • Society of American Foresters, Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credit Awarded: .5 ( $10.00 fee )
  • Virginia Master Naturalist Continuing Education
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