Eastern Appalachian forests, by virtue of their rugged coves, their deep stream carved gorges and precipitous rock faces and escarpments, host some of our greatest remaining natural ecosystems. An abundance of tree diversity, ancient wildflower gardens, relict fern beds and scenic vistas provide diverse and colorful backdrops in the window of warm spring sunlight. The Symposium’s theme this year is Learning to Live in A Changing Ecosystem. We are pleased to have a diverse group of instructors for the weekend, including a 2015 Member of the Virginia Governor’s Climate Commission, well-known botanists, geologists, landscapers, wild edibles foragers, and birders whose work helps us better understand and appreciate our natural heritage. Join us for an experience you will never forget!