Landowner Services

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) provides technical assistance to private landowners. Landowners have many options for managing their forest land - what do you want to do with “your woods?” We can help you have the woods you want and reach your goals.

We Can Help You

We want to help you develop a healthy, thriving and profitable forest. Our foresters can give you guidance and direction to set and meet your forest management goals. You, the environment and local economy can benefit from a productive forest.

The VDOF can help you:

  • Evaluate your forest property in consultation with wildlife biologists and other resource specialists as needed to identify your needs
  • Develop a Forest Stewardship Plan giving consideration to your overall goals and objectives
  • Find your VDOF county forester.

Where to look for help:

Forestry Laws

State Managed Lands

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is responsible for managing the forest resource on forest properties located throughout Virginia.