Established by the Friends of Stadium Woods, this component fund of the Community Foundation supports educational, recreational, and research activities in Stadium Woods, a rare old-growth forest white oak remnant located on VA Tech’s central campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The first Stadium Woods research grant was awarded to a VA Tech undergraduate student in the Fall of 2018 to study the effects of disturbance on bryophyte and lichen diversity in on-campus old growth forests. The project will generate approximately 400 scientific voucher samples documenting the diversity of lichens and bryophytes growing in VA Tech’s Stadium Woods and Center Woods.
Please help us continue to grow the endowment to provide an ongoing source of funds for education, research, and protection of VT’s old-growth urban forest while demonstrating to the university the importance of this unique resource and its tremendous public value.
Photo courtesy of the Friends of Stadium Woods.