2022 Webinar | The Human Dimensions of Conservation

Thank you for joining us on May 25th for our 2022 Emerging Scientist Lecture: “The Human Dimensions of Conservation: How Private Lands Conservation Research Impacts Behavior.” This webinar featured Rachael Green, Smithsonian Research Fellow and Graduate Research Assistant at the Dayer Human Dimensions Lab at Virginia Tech, as she shared new research exploring the human dimensions of private lands conservation. […]

2022 Webinar | Conserving Endangered Plants with Scientific Collections

Thank you for joining us on April 28, 2022 for the webinar: “Conserving Endangered Plants with Scientific Collections” with guest speaker Gary Krupnick, Ph.D., Head of the Plant Conservation Unit in Dept. of Botany at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Museum scientific collections are remarkable and irreplaceable sources of information about biodiversity and the history of life on Earth, […]

2022 Webinar | Plight of the Pollinator: Conservation Threats and the Natural History of Virginia’s Native Bees

Thank you to those of you who attended this webinar on April 7, 2022. Featured speakers 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 presented about the conservation threats and natural history of Virginia’s native bees, and what you can do to support them. […]

2022 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 […]

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 Manager, 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 […]