4 p.m. Burn Law IN EFFECT until April 30.

The statewide law restricts burning until after 4 p.m. each day.

4 p.m. Burn Law IN EFFECT until April 30.

Real-time updates on Virginia fires | Red Flag Warning defined, from Wikipedia.

Smokey Helps VDOF Celebrate 100 Years

Create a defensible space around your home and reduce your risk during a wildfire. This home survived a wildfire thanks to defensible space around the building and the efforts of the fire departments and Virginia Department of Forestry. Remember Smokey's message 'Only You Can Prevent Wildfires'.

Smokey Bear drops the green flag to start the NASCAR Modified race at South Boston Speedway.  Look for Smokey on the track at Richmond International Raceway before the NASCAR Sprint Cup race April 26th.  Smokey is helping the Virginia Department of Forestry celebrate its 100th Anniversary as a state agency this year.

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2013 State of the Forest - now available!
We invite you to spend some time reading about all that has happened over the past 12 months. Forestry is still a $17 Billion economic engine in the Commonwealth and forest industry employs more than 103,000 Virginians. I want to view the annual report >>>. The PDF file is 9MB.

Transparency in Va Gov't Procurement: Reports

Timber Harvesting

Logging Notification Loggers notify us of their timber harvests.

Timber Harvester Identification Number Registration If you harvest timber, you can register online to receive your identification number.

Logger Incentive Program
Loggers may be eligible for a $2,000 payment per application that meets the program requirements.


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