Why be a member of MLVMC?

*New Ideas *Information Exchange *Demonstrations *Recertification *Equipment Options

MLVMC is an organization with members in over 20 states, with the largest concentration centered in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. This large base forms a strong regional group dedicated to industrial vegetation management issues. Membership allows members who wish to be involved to join the board of directors and have their voice and opinions heard. Also, members can attend the annual conference for recertification and continuing education credits.

Annual Membership Dues

The annual dues to become a member of Mountain Lake Vegetation Management Council for one calendar year is $25. Membership is included with any paid registration for the annual conference and with any sustaining membership.

Sustaining Membership

Sustaining members are the backbone of our organization and allow the Board the ability to plan up-coming meetings and provide an agenda worthy of attendance. A sustaining membership is $440.

Sustaining Membership includes:

  • Registration for one person ($190.00 which includes one breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • One exhibit space (optional)
  • Listing in the official program
  • Annual membership fee
  • Recognition during the annual meeting
  • Logo placement on the MLVMC website with a link to company homepage
 The Mountain Lake Vegetation Management Council conducted its first meeting in 1954, when a small group of vegetation managers and university researchers met at the Mountain Lake Resort and Hotel in southeast Virginia. As word of this annual gathering spread, the number of interested parties wanting to participate grew, and the organization broadened its scope of membership and activities. Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1967, Mountain Lake has become an important forum for the exchange of techniques and ideas in vegetation management.

The three-day annual meeting is a highly anticipated event by the membership. A field tour of research plots allow participants to view first hand the results of various vegetation control materials and application techniques, and to ask questions while at the site. In addition, equipment manufacturers and distributors provide field demonstrations of their products.

The Council also schedules a formal program of presentations with speakers ranging from vegetation managers in environmental groups to government agencies - all relating their topics to vegetation control on rights-of-way.

The combination of a formal program with field tours and demonstrations allows the annual meeting to serve as a pesticide applicator's recertification opportunity. The Council is recognized from Maine to Alabama as an important source of training for recertification. The location of the annual meeting varies, allowing for geographical diversity. Exhibits are on hand to allow members additional sources of information exchange.