The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) works to ensure that forests and the waters that flow from them are protected today and for future generations.
Conserving forest land is a major concern of Virginia landowners. We offer tools and resources to help landowners achieve this goal.
- Conservation easements allow you to protect your land from development while reducing the taxes you pay
- Incentive programs, offered by state and federal agencies help offset the costs of implementing a conservation activity
The VDOF plays an important role in water quality in Virginia. Our activities include:
- Inspecting all known active timber harvest to identify likely sediment pollution sources that might impact streams and waterways and provide guidance to loggers and landowners with regard to preventing and remediating pollution problems.
- Assisting citizens and landowners to create rain gardens and riparian forest buffers on their property
Last modified: Wednesday, 12-Mar-2014 12:59:38 EDT