Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, in collaboration with Virginia's natural resource agencies, companies, and associations, will hold their 33rdth Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours starting Sept. 24.

The tours promote wise resource management on private forestlands and will focus on science-based forestry and wildlife management practices, public and private sources of technical and financial management assistance, and networking among landowners and natural resource professionals. There will also be demonstration stops on private, industry, and public lands that focus on multiple-use management opportunities and practices.

Tours will be held in Southampton County on Sept. 24, Franklin County on Oct. 3, Orange County on Oct. 16, and Rockingham County on Oct. 29. Participants should arrive at sites by 8 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. A $45 early registration fee per person or $55 per couple (due one week before the tour date) covers lunch and transportation.

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