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Virginia Forestry Summit

April 23-25, 2024
Boar's Head Resort, Charlottesville



As of 2/21/24 - Subject to Change

Summit tours and interactive workshops provide experiences that allow participants to learn in a non-seminar setting. 

Learn more about these value added options below. Space for both tours and workshops is limited.


CHIPS, Inc. Property Tour

Chips Tour

Wednesday, April 24

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a tour of the CHIPS, Inc. Pine Management Site, a 1,000+ acre property near the mill. Learn how thinnings, burnings, herbicide applications, and more create a harmonious environment for both timber production and biodiversity. Explore a dedicated 90-acre stand designed specifically for quail and SMZs (streamside management zones) where wildlife have flourished .

Tour fee is $45 Early bird | $65 Regular 

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Tour

Wednesday, April 24

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This guided experience includes first floor spaces in Thomas Jefferson’s home, the West Lawn, and the South Wing. You’ll learn about Jefferson and his vision for America, the realities of slavery on the Monticello plantation, and the mountaintop’s iconic architecture. This popular pass includes access to our gardens, grounds, walking tours, family-friendly activities, and exhibits.

Tour fee is $60 Early bird / $85 Regular


Take A Hike! 


Wednesday, April 24

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Boar's Head Resort is uniquely situated on 600 acres and boasts an array of plant and wildlife viewing opportunities. A stroll on the Heritage trails will take you past a few lakes and ponds, some low-lying wetlands and even a historic cemetery. All Heritage trails are intermediate in level and are predominantly laid out in an out-and-back format.

View trail map.


For longer excursions, the Heritage trails have a direct connection with Charlottesville's Ragged Mountain trail system.

This is hike is self-guided.


Resort Activities 

Resort Activities

Wednesday, April 24

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Boar’s Head Resort offers a myriad of recreational offerings, focused on wellness, athletics and outdoor activities. There is a unique infusion of local spirit and thoughtful details sprinkled throughout the resort with a direct connection to the University of Virginia and the city of Charlottesville that embodies and amplifies deep roots in the community. Summit attendees can participate in a vast array of recreational activities.

View resort map.

VFLEP Landowner

VFLEP Landowner Workshop

Thursday, April 25

12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A Tour of Urban Wood in Hooville

Take a walk on the urban side and learn how trees and wood are used in an urban setting. On this tour of Charlottesville, we will eat lunch at, and tour, the tallest mass timber building on the east coast, the Apex Plaza. This is a 187,000 rentable square footage cross-laminated timber mixed-use building above a concrete parking garage at 120 Garrett Street in Charlottesville. The project represents the first large-scale mass timber project in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of only a handful in the United States.


Then we’ll take a short drive to the University of Virginia and take a stroll on Grounds to visit some of the most majestic trees in Hooville. The day will end with a visit to UVA Sawmilling started by two School of Architecture alums who have a passion and knack for turning UVA’s fallen giants into long-lasting works of art.

Registration fee: $25  |  Lunch is included.

Project Learning Tree Workshop

Wednesday, April 24

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Are you ever asked to work with school or after-school programs, camps, 4-H clubs or Scout groups? Do you need ideas for activities at educational outreach events? If so, Project Learning Tree (PLT) can help!

PLT’s activities are teacher-tested, science-based, hands-on, and most of all, fun! PLT teaches students how to think, not what to think, about topics from forests, wildlife, and water to environmental justice, energy, and climate.

You’ll take home PLT’s Explore Your Environment Guide for grades K-8. The workshop cost is $11.

PLT Workshop
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