Join us for a day on the farm learning and sharing!
Join the James River Association, VA Department of Forestry, Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation District, Blue Ridge Prism and Conservation Services Inc. and learn about managing invasive species, restoring hardwood tree buffers, live-stock exclusion fencing and rotational grazing, improving wildlife habitat and much more!
Learn more about:
Managing invasive species
Restoring hardwood tree buffers
Protecting waterways from livestock
Improving wildlife habitat
Preventing erosion and runoff
Increasing grazing productivity
Preserving agricultural and forested land
8:30 AM: Registration and coffee/muffins
9:00 AM: Welcome and Introductions: Anne Marie Roberts (JRA) and Landowners: Woody Ward and Noelle Ruane
9:30 AM: Before and After View of Riparian Buffer Area Invaded by Invasive Species/ “Forestry Mulcher” Demo – Anne Marie Roberts (James River Association ) and Cameron Thomas (Agricultural Solutions of Albemarle)
10:00 AM: James River Buffer Program and the Importance of Riparian buffers, Restoring Native Hardwoods/Habitat and Applications for tube shelter vs. natural regeneration-Anne Marie Roberts (JRA) and Mike Downey (VA Department of Forestry)
11:00 AM: Tree Planting Crew in Action and tree shelter demo: Daniel Grubb (Conservation Services Inc.)
11:30 AM: Protecting your stream side buffer/hardwood restoration project and Decreasing upland runoff with Rotational Grazing and Warm Season Grasses: Luke Longanecker (Thomas Jefferson SWCD) and Kory Kirkland (Natural Resources Conservation Service)
12:30: Lunch Provided.
1:30-230: Preserving Agricultural and Forestry lands with Conservation Easements: Sherry Buttrick (VA Outdoors Foundation)
2:30-3:30: Invasive Species Management on the farm: Rod & Maggie Walker (Blue Ridge PRISM)
3:30-4:00 pm: (Optional) Invasive Species Identification and Walk: Rod & Maggie Walker (BR PRISM)
Registration is required and lunch is provided. Questions? (434)286-7000 • email@example.com
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