GIS Data Layers

Available For Download

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) provides the following GIS data layers available for Download free of charge. Data are in a custom Lambert Conformal Conic projection for Virginia, NAD 83.

All files are in a .Zip format and can be uncompressed using WinZip.

Metadata are provided in both XML and HTML formats, and are created in accordance with the FGDC metadata standards.

Agriculture and Forestal Districts

  • Agriculture and Forestal Districts - Download (ZIP file)

Forest Health

Gypsy Moth Defoliation

Fall Cankerworm

Forestland in Virginia


  • Forest Conservation Value (DOF) - The Virginia Department of Forestry has established a relative Forest Conservation Value (FCV) for all of the forestland in the state. This FCV ranking is based on the level of benefits provided by a particular area of forest in combination with the level of threat the area faces from conversion to another land use, primarily to development. The FCV map divides the state‚Äôs forestlands into five categories, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) has identified categories 4 and 5 as having high forest conservation value. While all forests provide a range of benefits and the threat of forest conversion is widespread, the VDOF recommends that these high conservation value forests be given priority in land conservation efforts such as donated conservation easements, PDR programs, or Ag-Forestal Districts. (7MB)
  • Forest Legacy Areas 2012 (DOF). The objective of this analysis is to identify forestlands in Virginia of relatively high conservation value that qualify for the Forest Legacy Program (FLP). (17MB)

State Forests

Wildland Fire, Incident and Suppression Resources

Wildfire Risk Assessment by Planning District Commission

Search the list below for your planning district? Don't know which district your property is in? Use the map to find your Planning District Commission.

Wildfire Risk Assessment Statewide Information | Download

Last modified: Thursday, 06-Nov-2014 10:22:42 EST