Rappahannock Friends and Lovers of Our Watershed

Ways to Protect Our Watershed

Sustainable Forestry:
Our Forest Treasures of Rappahannock County Protect Our Watershed: How We Sustain, Enjoy, and Benefit
A Workshop Held April 24, 2004, at Mt. Vernon Farm


10:00 Registration & Exhibits
10:15 Introductions
Janet Davis, Moderator
10:20 Environmental & Economic Value of our Forests
John McCarthy, Rappahannock County Administrator
10:30 Sustainable Forest Management
Lyt Wood, Arborist & Forester
Participant questions and discussion
11:00 Forestry & Water Quality at Mt. Vernon Farm
Cliff Miller, Owner of Mt. Vernon Farm
11:15 Demonstrations & Exhibits
Chris Byrd: Transportable Sawmill
Bruce Westfall: From logs to lumber in the woodshed
Local wood workers: products from local lumber
  Horse logging in the Forest
Chad Vogel, professional horse logger, demonstrates felling and hauling a log with his Belgian work horse; explains grading and uses of logs, why horse logging supports sustainable forestry.
12:30 Lunch Barbeque served by RLEP
Exchange your filled-in evaluation form for healthy grass-fed hamburger or a veggie burger.

Please learn from our expert exhibitors, partners and sponsors

Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection
Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance
Piedmont Environmental Council
Madison County Task Force for Sustainable Growth
Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Extension Service
Virginia Department of Forestry
Virginia Forest Watch
Virginia DCR,
Piedmont Research Institute
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation

Thanks to the RappFLOW planning group:

Event Coordinator: Beverly Hunter
Program Plan: Janet S. Davis, Khalil Hassan, Martin Johnson, Cliff Miller, Joe Thompson, Greg Wichelns; Lyt Wood, Mitzi Young
Partners & Exhibits: Carey Whitehead, Cliff Miller, Sarah Gannon
Handouts Coordinator: Clyde Humphrey
Publicity: Bayard Catron; Carey Whitehead; Dick Biby
Natural Resource Map: Beverly Hunter, PRI
Refreshments: Paul Komar & Jill DuVall
Set Up & Equipment: Jed DuVall, Rapp. Elem. School
Registration: Jill DuVall, Mitzi Young, Medge Carter
Evaluation: Bev Hunter
Facilities: Cliff Miller, Mt. Vernon Farm

Registration Desk: Collect your copy of Map #4 in our County Natural Resource Map Series!



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