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February 2021

VWL Annual Meeting

February 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join VWL for our Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting to find out what we've been up to, connect with old friends, and to learn what's in store for VWL in 2021. This webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about VWL, meet our team, and get an update on all of the exciting research projects we have underway. The webinar…

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March 2021

Update on the Spotted Lanternfly in VA

March 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Webinar: Spot. Stomp. Slow the Spread. A Spotted Lanternfly Update for Virginia Presenter: Kyle Rhodes, Spotted Lanternfly Crew Supervisor, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Plant Industry Services Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1-2PM EST Info: Join us to learn about the status of the spotted lanternfly in Virginia. Kyle Rhodes will provide background on how this pest…

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December 2021

WEBINAR | From Milkweed to Meadowlarks: How Private Land Stewards can Lead the Way in Biodiversity Conservation

December 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join VWL's Program Coordinator, Charlotte Lorick, as she leads a free virtual webinar on Wednesday, December 1 @ 3:00pm. The talk will include an overview of relevant Virginia Working Landscape research findings, highlight best management practices to support wildlife and biodiversity, and discuss how we can think of our backyards and managed spaces as habitats and ecosystems, no matter the…

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March 2022

VWL Annual Meeting 2022

March 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join VWL for our Virtual 2022 Annual Meeting to find out what we've been up to, connect with old friends, and to learn what's in store for VWL in 2022 and beyond. This webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about VWL, meet our team, and get an update on all of the exciting research projects and educational opportunities…

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April 2022

WEBINAR | Plight of the Pollinator: Conservation Threats and the Natural History of Virginia’s Native Bees

April 7, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join Celia Vuocolo, Private Lands Biologist with Quail Forever and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Sam Droege, Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey to learn about the conservation threats and natural history of Virginia's native bees, and what you can do to support them. Their presentations will provide an overview of pollination biology, guidelines for creating pollinator…

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WEBINAR | Conserving Endangered Plants with Scientific Collections

April 28, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join conservation biologist Gary Krupnick, Ph.D., to learn about museum scientific collections and how they can be used in conservation efforts. This event is FREE and open to the public. Register here! Museum scientific collections are remarkable and irreplaceable sources of information about biodiversity and the history of life on Earth, yet these collections are more than a documentation…

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May 2022

WEBINAR | The Human Dimensions of Conservation: How Private Lands Conservation Research Impacts Behavior

May 25, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join Rachael Green, Smithsonian Research Fellow and Graduate Research Assistant at the Dayer Human Dimensions Lab at Virginia Tech, to learn about new research on the human dimensions of private lands conservation. This presentation will explore the conservation behavior outcomes associated with participation in a conservation research program and the factors that influence engagement in these conservation behaviors. Rachael…

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June 2022

VWL Bird Walk

June 13, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Join VWL for a bird walk at a private farm near the village of Orlean, VA. We will focus on building skills in bird IDs by sight and sound and will also explore how the management of shrubland and grassland habitats can affect bird communities. The walk will run until around 9–9:30am and will involve walking through tall grass. We…

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June 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on June 24th at Pen Druid Brewing in Sperryville, VA for the premiere screening of our new short documentary “Grass Roots," featuring scientists from Smithsonian's Virginia Working Landscapes and the local farms we collaborate with to study and conserve biodiversity on working lands. Meet the film’s featured farmers and learn about how this research is being used to…

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September 2022

New Landowner Conservation Services Workshop

September 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Graves Mountain Lodge, 205 Graves Mountain Lane, Old Blue Ridge Turnpike
Syria, VA 22743 United States

Come out and meet with professionals from a myriad of conservation organizations that are active in providing landowner conservation programs and services in the Culpeper District! This program is targeted to newer landowners of agricultural and forested land in Culpeper, Madison, Greene, Orange, and Rappahannock counties who wish to understand how the programs work. Speakers will include representatives from Culpeper…

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November 2022

Fauquier Education Farm Workshop Series: Farmscaping

November 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fauquier County Extension Office, 24 Pelham St #10
Warrenton, VA 20186 United States
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Do you have trouble with pest control in your crops? Come to our workshop on farmscaping where you can learn about different land management techniques to create and ecosystem of beneficial organisms. Celia Vuocolo, Private Lands Biologist, and Jim Hankins, Executive Director, will discuss ways to promote insect biodiversity on the farm. No registration required For further questions, please contact…

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Culpeper & Orange Community Meeting: Bringing Back the Bobwhites

November 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boxwoods Celebration Venue, True Blue Road
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States
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Join your neighbors and natural resource professionals for an informative meeting on how to restore habitat for bobwhite quail. There will be an informal panel discussion with Virginia Dept. of Forestry and Quail Forever representatives on a variety of habitat topics. No registration required. For more information, contact Bob Shaw at 540-399-1002 or bobshaw82@aol.com This event is for residents of…

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