Riparian Buffer Tax Credit

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Hardcopy Map Requirements

Landowners will need to submit a Hardcopy map, with the hardcopy application.

An acceptable map must meet the following requirements:

  • Buffers must be drawn on a USGS 7.5” Topographic Quadrangle (Topo Quad).
  • The Topo Quad base map cannot be reduced from its original scale (of 1” = 2000'). It may, however, be enlarged.
  • The Topo Quad Name(s) used must be indicated on the Map.
  • The perimeter of each buffer must be clearly visible on the map and labeled with consecutive numbers (i.e. 1, 2, 3…)
  • The drawn buffers must accurately reflect the buffer boundary locations on the ground.
  • If the Topo Quad is black-and-white (from photocopy), buffers must be drawn in a color other than black.
  • The map must be submitted with and at the same time as the other supporting documents for the application (i.e. Stewardship Plan, Proof of Property Ownership, Harvest Value info, etc.)
  • Your local forester will transfer your hardcopy map into VDOF's system by using the IFRIS Mapper.

    Last modified: Thursday, 06-Nov-2014 10:37:21 EST