Join Montpelier’s Horticulture department and the Virginia Master Naturalists on a walk through James Madison's beloved woodlands and contemplate our connections to Madison's era through our mutual dependence on this important natural resource. Learn about the ecological and economic contributions a well-managed forest provides to our society in terms of habitat, wildlife, wood products, and such basic needs as clean air and water. Investigate how various techniques of active forest management constitute stewardship of the woodlands, to renew and preserve them for future generations.

Space is limited! Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes; terrain may be rough in places.