Dear Ches Bay friends –

Don’t delay – now is the time to take advantage of this rich learning and growth opportunity – for yourself or urge someone you know!  

Applications for the VNRLI Class of 2018 are due June 12.  

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***Scholarships are available, so please do not let money stand in the way of applying!***

Please contact Kelly Altizer if you have any questions. 

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Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute – Invitation to Apply

VNRLI is a unique professional development opportunity that aims to build competencies in natural resource issues, collaborative problem solving, and leadership. 


What: Six three-day sessions utilizing a proven mix of mini-lectures, experiential role plays, exercises, stakeholder panel discussions, and field trips. 

When & Where: 
Session 1: September 20-22, 2017 – Shenandoah Valley
Session 2: November 15-17, 2017 – Virginia Beach
Session 3: January 10-12, 2018 – Richmond 
Session 4: March 14-16, 2018 – Danville
Session 5: April 25-27, 2018 – Southwest Virginia 
Session 6: June 13-15, 2018 – Charlottesville

Cost: $2950 (without lodging) or $4230 (with lodging). Scholarship assistance is available. 

For more information, or to apply to the program, please visit our website. You can find the topics covered at each session hereApplications are due June 12th

Sessions are also available on an individual basis. You can find more information about our regional sessions here.

Questions? Please view our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact VNRLI Program Manager, Kelly Altizer, at 434-924-6569 or