Virginia Tech offering online course for landowners
by Catherine DossTuesday, March 28th 2017


BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) - Virginia Tech is offering an online class to help private landowners manage their property and keep the forests healthy.

The university says the 12-week course, put on by the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, runs from May 15 through August 4 and "teaches basic management principles and techniques for both novice and veteran private forest landowners."

“Interest in this course, now in its 14th year, continues to grow,” said Jennifer Gagnon, coordinator of the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program. “Participants love the convenience of an online course and appreciate the opportunity to connect with experts as well as experienced landowners.”

Students are able to participate in an optional field trip at the end of the course which will allow them to hone their skills.

It costs $45 per family to register for the course, and the university says participants must have a computer and Internet.

To register for the course, click here. For more information about the course, click here or call (540) 231-6494.