Conference

We invite you to join us for the 23rd annual Virginia Association of Forest Health Professionals conference in Staunton, Virginia  in February 2015.

We are lining up another great agenda and will offer many interesting and timely presentations which will satisfy recertification and continuing education credits.

Below  is an example of the credits offered for the 2013 conference:

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We will be offering pesticide applicator recertification credits for the following states:

  •  DC: 3A, 3B, 3C (6 credits)
  •  MD: 2, 3A, 6, 9, 10, 13
  •  NC: G, L, N, D, X
  •  VA: 2, 3A, 9, 10, 60
  •  WV: 3, 7, 11, 13C (Day One – 11 credits, Day Two – 7 credits)
  •  TN:
Tennessee   Recertification Credits Day 1 (2/3/14) Day 2 (2/4/14)
C 02 5 3
C 03 5 3
C 06 1 1
C 10 5 3
C 12 5 3
  • PA: 
    Pennsylvania  Credits Day 1 (2/3/14) Day 2 (2/4/14)
    00 Core 2 1
    PC Private Category 6
    05 Forest Pest Control 6 4
    18 Demo & Research 6 4
    23 Park/School Pest Control 6

Below are the Professional Continuing Forestry Education Credits (CFE’s) offered from the International Society of Arboriculture:

  Day 1 (2/3/14) Day 2 (2/4/14) Both Days
Certified Arborist 6 3.5 9.5
Municipal Specialist 6 3.5 9.5
Board Certified Municipal Arborist (BCMA) – Practice 2.5 2 4.5
Board Certified Municipal Arborist (BCMA) – Science 1.5 1 2.5
Board Certified Municipal Arborist (BCMA) – Management 1 .5 1.5

Below are the CFEs offered by the Society of American Foresters for the 2014 conference:

 Feb. 3 (Monday) AM – 2.5 hours Cat. 1-CF, 0.5 hour Cat. 2
Feb 3 PM – 3.0 hours Cat. 1-CF
Feb 4 (Tuesday) – 3.5 hours Cat. 1-CF

2014 Steering Committee

President: Rachel Habig-Myers, Prince William County
Vice President: Tim McGonegal, Prince William County
Secretary: Irene Frentz, VA DCR
Treasurer: Ian Treggett, Stafford County

Members at Large:

Chris Asaro, Virginia Department of Forestry
Charles Layton, Fairfax County
Joan Allen, Fairfax County
Chris Anderson, White House Farm Foundation
Jerry Dieruf,  Terra Green Independent Consulting Forester
Adam Downing, Virginia Cooperative Extension