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Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute Graduates 16th Class of Fellows

The Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute recently concluded its 16th year with the graduation of the VNRLI Class of 2016. Twenty-seven Fellows completed the nine-month leadership program which focuses on conflict resolution, collaborative problem-solving, and natural resource issues in Virginia. This year's Fellows represented a wide array of organizations, including state and federal agencies, industry, small business, the private sector, and nonprofits. VNRLI is sponsored by Dominion Resources, Virginia Cooperative Extension, the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry grant managed by the Center for Economic Education at Virginia Tech, in-kind support from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and gifts from alumni and individuals.