Virginia Forestry Laws and Regulations

Common to these laws is a commitment to conserving Virginia's forests, consideration of environmental concerns, stewardship of private forest resources, and protection of the rights of private forest landowners.

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Code of Virginia

Fire Laws


Prescribed Burning

Forest Health

Forest Management and Landowner Services

Timber Harvesting, Water Quality Law

Timber Trespass, Timber Theft

State Forest Laws and Regulations

Local Ordinances

Local Ordinances