The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is jointly sponsored by the following state agencies:
- The Virginia Cooperative Extension helps lead the engagement mission of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. By building local relationships and collaborative partnerships, the Extension helps people put scientific knowledge to work through learning experiences that improve economic, environmental, and social well-being.
- The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation conserves, protects, enhances, and advocates wise use of the Commonwealth’s unique natural, historical, recreational, scenic, and cultural resources.
- The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality protects and enhances Virginia’s environment, and promotes the health and well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth.
- The Virginia Department of Forestry protects, manages, and develops healthy, sustainable forest resources for Virginians.
- The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries manages and promotes safety and education regarding inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the State of Virginia.
- The Virginia Museum of Natural History interprets Virginia’s natural heritage within a global context in ways that are relevant to all citizens of the Commonwealth.
- The Center for Coastal Resources Management develops and supports integrated and adaptive management of coastal zone resources.