Category Archives: Forestry and Wildlife

Virginia Grown – Support Virginia Agriculture

At Kamp Karen (our Louisa County, Virginia home between Zion Crossroads & Gordonsville) we try to support Virginia Agriculture.  We love the pasture raised Angus Beef we get from Foods for Thought, Inc. (they even let us bring our grandchildren out to the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Virginia Forestry Summit 4/26-28/2012

Usually I post about upcoming weekend events but I’m switching up this week. I wanted to let y’all know about the Virginia Forestry Associations upcoming Virginia Forestry Summit.  I continue to have a passion for forestry, wildlife and the outdoors, … Continue reading

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Spring Fire Season in Virginia

Today brings the start of Spring Fire Season (February 15 to April 30) to Virginia.  I found the following in formation on the Virginia Department of Forestry web site: “The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15, … Continue reading

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Time to buy seedlings from Virginia Dept. of Forestry

  Need to plant some trees for fall color or perhaps establish a living buffer between you and a neighbor?  The Virginia Department of Forestry sells  Virginia seedlings and you don’t need to purchase 1000’s of seedlings.  Purchase as few … Continue reading

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Christmas Safety Tips from the Virginia Division of Forestry

Once again we’re in the middle of the Christmas season.  With all the joy of the season, please take a few minutes to think about safety in your home. The Virginia Department of Forestry sent out the following tips this morning … Continue reading

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Will it be a Boy Scout Christmas Tree for Kamp Karen this year?

With the 2011 Thanksgiving quickly becoming a great memory, we’re discussing what to do for a Christmas tree this year at Kamp Karen.  I like red cedar tree usually cut from one of the local farms about two weeks before … Continue reading

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Virginia Conservation Easement Options

When I studied Forestry and Wildlife Management at Virginia Tech concentrating in Environmental Conservation back in the late 70’s and early 80’s,  there were not many options for applying a land owners conservation beliefs to their land in perpetuity.  Now we’ve got … Continue reading

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Fluvanna County, Virginia Land Conservation Event

We’re blessed in Central Virginia with many beautiful parcels of mountain, river and Piedmont land.  Many are interested in conservation and preserving their farms and land for future generations to enjoy.  Conservation Partners, LLC, The Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water … Continue reading

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Fall Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Tours

Usually I promote events for the upcoming weekend on Wednesdays but today I’m promoting an October event that requires pre-registration.  The Virginia Forestry Association, The Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Cooperative Extension and other groups sponsor the  Annual Fall Forestry … Continue reading

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Purple Bags Invade Virginia

UPDATE:  4/24/2012  The purple bags returned to Central Virginia this month!  Have you seen them? While driving around Virginia this week, I keep seeing purple triangular objects suspended in trees.  I’ve been wondering what the heck they are.  Not being … Continue reading

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