Conference set for Feb. 24

Published 12:01 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

Owners of woodlands large and small can learn how to maximize their property’s potential at the 14th annual Woods and Wildlife Conference. According to a press release, the event will be held Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper.

“This conference addresses the latest issues and trends in forest and wildlife management,” said event founder Adam Downing of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Ellen Powell of Virginia Department of Forestry said, “Participants can tailor their own program by attending sessions that target large property management, small woodlot projects, or topics of general interest to any landowner.”

The release cited collaborators from a multitude of public, private and industrial entities plan the conference, which is designed to appeal to a broad array of landowners.

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“This year’s event features expert speakers on forest pests, pond management, coyotes, pollinators, creating and maintaining various types of habitat and other forestry and wildlife topics,” officials said in the release.

Registration and program details can be found at , under Landowner Programs. The deadline to register is Feb. 14. For more information, contact Adam Downing at (540) 948-6881 or adowning@