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Another Resolution for the Preservation of Stadium Woods

Great news from Virginia Tech forestry professor Dr. John Seiler! On Friday April 27, 2012 the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment Faculty Association passed a resolution for the preservation of Stadium Woods. Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment is the only comprehensive education, research, and outreach program in natural resources […]

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Official Statement From the VT Environmental Coalition

The Virginia Tech Environmental Coalition asked us to help distribute their official statement regarding the preservation of Stadium Woods and the Colbert Report invite. Virginia Tech Administration, Faculty and Staff, As we are all aware, the Stadium Woods issue here at Virginia Tech has become increasingly apparent among students, faculty, staff, and Blacksburg community members. […]

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Red, White Oak, and Blue: Presenting Stephen Colbert’s Oak Tree!

The clever, clever folks of the Virginia Tech Environmental Coalition thought up a brilliant way to bring more visibility to Stadium Woods: name one of the trees after Stephen Colbert! How does that possibly make sense, you ask? Look no further than the flyer for the event, which is coming up fast: Tuesday May 1, […]

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Ecological Society of America stands behind Stadium Woods

On April 14 the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Ecological Society of America made its support of the preservation of Stadium Woods official with a resolution. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Ecological Society of America: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING PROTECTION OF STADIUM WOODS 14 April 2012 Regarding the proposal to destroy a portion of Stadium Woods in order […]

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Clues from the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors

Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors meets today. Thanks to publicly available BoV Open Session Materials, we know that the proposed football practice facility slated for construction in Stadium Woods will be discussed at least twice. Here are the mentions in two different PDFs. Capital Outlay Budget, page 8 Auxiliary Enterprises Projects 12. The purpose of […]

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A “Done Deal”?

Forestry professor Dr. John Seiler compiled a timeline of the event leading to the reprieve from construction that Stadium Woods currently enjoys. This is adapted from the slides from his Stadium Woods talk given to the NRV Bird Club in early March 2012. January 20, 2011 Virginia Tech Arboretum Committee informed but asked to “keep […]

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Why Preserve the Woods?

Forestry professor Dr. Jeff Kirwan will answer this question when he speaks to Sustainable Blacksburg at their upcoming meeting. Please join us at the Blacksburg Library on March 22nd at 6:30 pm.

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A Seedling

Welcome to the start of the Friends of Stadium Woods website. What and where are the Stadium Woods, and why do they need saving?  Read on: Hidden behind Virginia Tech‘s Lane Stadium is a 15 acre tract of forest known as ‘Stadium Woods’. This woodland is a rare fragment of old growth forest that supports […]

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