Who We Are

Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. People who are curious about nature, enjoy the outdoors, and want to be a part of natural resource management and conservation in Virginia are perfect candidates to become Virginia Master Naturalists. The Central Virginia Chapter serves Lynchburg and the surrounding areas.


Virginia Master Naturalist are involved helping educate people of all ages about our environment...

Citizen Science

Virginia Master Naturalists are involved in many citizen-science and research projects across the area


Virginia Master Naturalists contribute to service projects from trail maintenance, tree planting...

2021 CVMN Annual Report

View the 2021 CVMN Annual Report.

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Basic Training Class

All Virginia Master Naturalists undergo a basic training course consisting of 40 hours of classroom training and fieldwork.
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  • VA DCR
  • VA DEQ
  • VA Forestry