2021 Webinar | From Milkweed to Meadowlarks: How Private Land Stewards can Lead the Way in Biodiversity Conservation

This webinar was held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Led by VWL’s Program Coordinator, Charlotte Lorick, the presentation included an overview of relevant Virginia Working Landscape research findings, highlighted best management practices to support wildlife and biodiversity, and discussed how we can think of our backyards and managed spaces as habitats and ecosystems, no matter the size. A number of […]

2021 Webinar | Update on Spotted Lanternfly in Virginia

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 Info: Join us to learn about the status of the spotted lanternfly in Virginia. Kyle Rhodes will provide background on how this pest is moving and what we can […]

2021 Webinar | VWL Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Virtual Annual Meeting. It was wonderful to see so many familiar and new faces and to share updates about our latest programs and research projects. For anyone interested in watching again or for those of you who were not able to join us, you can watch the recording at the link […]

2019 Workshop | Wildlife In Winter

Virginia Working Landscapes hosted the workshop, “Winter Wildlife Habitat,” at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) on November 22, 2019. The morning included lectures from Dr. Amy Johnson (Virginia Working Landscapes) and Dr. T’ai Roulson (Blandy Experimental Farm) on topics such as how to support overwintering birds, what pollinators need during winter months, and how you can help wildlife in […]

2019 Workshop | The Buzz On Bugs: Lecture & Film Screening

Virginia Working Landscapes hosted the free event, “The Buzz on Bugs,” at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on June 13, 2019. We were proud to host emerging scientist, Dr. Ashley Kennedy (co-creator of the crowd-sourced project “What Do Birds Eat?” and protégé of the renowned authorDoug Tallamy) as she discussed the findings of her work studying bird diets. Afterwards, we screened the […]


Regional Grazing ConferenceMountains-to-the-Bay Grazing AllianceThursday, January 11, 2018 VWL aims to stay up to date on the most prevalent topics surrounding landscape ecology and management. In attending the Regional Grazing Conference, VWL staff learned about regenerative grazing practices and the important role microbes play in soil health. The conference began with a lecture from keynote speaker Gabe Brown, a North Dakota […]