Publications and Reports

Economic Impact of Forestry

  • Economic Impact of Agriculture and Forestry on the Commonwealth of Virginia (2013) – 82 pp. [PDF Format | more info]
    This study describes the contribution of the agriculture and forestry industries to Virginia’s economy. The study relies on both published and unpublished data as well as literature that address trends in the agriculture and forestry industries. It also provides separate estimates of agriculture and forestry impacts, impacts by industry groupings arranged by level of dependency on raw materials originating within the state, and impacts by region. By Terance J. Rephann, Ph.D, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website only. 2008 Report
  • The Value of Virginia’s Forests – (P00100) [PDF format | more info]
    Tri-fold brochure summarizes the economic impact of agriculture and forestry in Virginia, as reported in the full report “The Economic Impact of Agriculture and Forestry on the Commonwealth of Virginia” published by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.

State Assessment and Strategic Plan

These documents are in English, PDF format.

Agency Reports

About VDOF

  • VDOF 100th Anniversary – [PDF format] (P00208) 4 pp. This publication provides a brief synopsis of how Virginia Department of Forestry was born, the evolution of changes through the years and events scheduled to celebrate this 100th anniversary.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Web publication only.
  • Virginia’s Forests - A Reliable Resource [PDF format] Virginia’s Forests - A Reliable Resource (FT0022). 2 p. This forestry topics information sheet provides an overview of the status and reliability of the forest resource in Virginia.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Web publication only.

Laws

  • Virginia’s Forestry Laws – 68 pp. (3.5 in x 5.5 in.) [PDF Format | more info]
    Pocket-sized guide provides detailed information about the forestry laws in Virginia.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Outdoor Fire Laws – What You Need To Know [PDF format | more info]
    Tri-fold brochure provides an overview of fire law information. Encourages citizens to know the forest fire laws and local ordinances before burning, and safety tips for burning.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.

Our Services

  • Services to Landowners – Assisting Landowners with the Development, Management and Protection of Healthy, Sustainable Forests [PDF format]
    Tri-fold brochure provides information about the services offered by the Virginia Department of Forestry.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Stewardship Appendix (WinZip file of PDF document. 32MB).

Jobs and Careers

  • Careers In Forestry – Protecting and Developing Healthy Sustainable Forest Resources for Virginians (P00089). [PDF format | More Info >>>]
    Tri-fold brochure provides an introduction to careers in the forestry field.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.

Conference Center and Facilities

  • New Kent Conference Center – A Training and Meeting Center in a Relaxing Atmosphere [PDF format | More info >>>]
    Tri-fold brochure introduces our center which offers meeting space and overnight accommodations for small groups.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.

Fire - Wildfires, Safety, Prevention and Education

Dry Hydrants

Fire Prevention

Fire Safety

  • Safe Debris Burning – What do you have to lose? [PDF format | more info]
    Tri-fold brochure provides a fire safety alert and includes alternatives to burning; burning responsibly and safety tips.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Mulch Fires – A serious threat to your home, property and family [PDF format]
    Tri-fold brochure provides insight into the serious threat of mulch fires and steps you can take to be aware of this fire safety hazard.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Phragmites and Fire – Reduce the Risk to Your Home [PDF format]
    Tri-fold brochure describes just what phragmites is; why it is a serious threat, and how to reduce the risk to your home and property.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Virginia Reader – Agriculture in the Classroom – Fire and Water – 10.5 in. x 8 in. 8 pp. [PDF format]
    Newspaper-style publication provides fire safety and prevention information for youth, including fire and water; fire behaviour; the fire triangle; history of fire; fighting wildland fires; effects of fire on water quality; effects of fire on air quality, and a crossword puzzle.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.

Firefighting

  • Become a Wildland Firefighter– What Does It Take To Become A Wildland Firefighter and Is It For You? [PDF format | more info]
    Tri-fold brochure provides information to help you get started in becoming a wildland firefighter in Virginia. Wildland firefighting is dangerous business, thus firefighters must meet certain training, fitness and service requirements for the safety of the firefighter and other wildfire personnel. Availability: Downloadable from this website only.
  • Fighting Wildfire in Virginia – Safety and Logistical Essentials [PDF format]
    Tri-fold brochure provides a safety and logistical briefing to wildfire personnel working in Virginia.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website only.
  • Evidence Protection – A First Responder’s Guide for Wildland Fire Scenes [PDF format]
    Tri-fold brochure serves as a guide to first-response personnel for protecting life and property; putting the fire out, and securing the scene.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • New Tools and New Logo – Same Reliable Service [PDF format]
    Tri-fold brochure provides information about VDOF’s new suppression and prevention tools.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.

Conservation

Forest Conservation

  • Conservation Easements - Working Forest Conservation Easement Program (P00203) (PDF, 1.4 MB, 2 pgs, June 2012) [PDF format | More Info >>>]
    Tri-fold brochure provides information on options available to landowners for conserving their forestland through conservation easements.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Landowner Options for Forestland Conservation – Dedicated to Protecting and Managing Virginia’s Forestland for Future Generations [PDF format | more info]
    Tri-fold brochure provides information on options available to landowners for conserving their forestland, including: use-value taxation; riparian buffer tax credit; cost-share assistance; conservation easements; purchase of development rights; and donations of property.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Forest Legacy Program – Protecting Private Forestlands from Conversion to Non-Forest Use [PDF format | more info]. Tri-fold brochure provides information regarding this program, including: overview; public purposes; methods of acquisition; application process, and program requirements.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Forest Certification (P00206) (PDF, 3MB, 2 pgs., Oct. 2012)
  • Forestland Conservation Review.

Water - Purity, Availability and Supply

Rain Gardens

  • Rain Gardens – A Landscape Tool to Improve Water Quality (P00124) [PDF format | more info]
    Tri-fold brochure educates landowners on options available to resolve issues with excess drainage from roofs, gutters, sidewalks, and how to put nature to work for you.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Rain Gardens Technical Guide (P00127) 36 pp. [PDF format]
    Technical guide provides detailed instruction for homeowners, teachers, community leaders and landscape architects on the planning and development of rain gardens to create a landscape feature that will solve drainage problems, address erosion problems, improve water quality, create wildlife habitat or a garden focal point.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.

Riparian Forest Buffers

  • Riparian Forest Buffers – Forests On The Water's Edge – 8.5 in. x 10 in. – 6 pp. [PDF format | more info]
    This publication is the effort of the Chesapeake Bay Program to educate the community leaders and the public about the benefits of riparian forest buffers. Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Riparian Forest Handbook 1 – Appreciating and Evaluating Streamside Forests – 8.5 in. x 5.5 in. – 52 pp. [PDF format]
    This handbook is organized to help you appreciate the importance of streamside forests, and to guide you as you evaluate a portion of a stream you may hope to restore. Web publication only.
  • Riparian Buffers Tax Credit – Protecting Virginia’s Waterways with Forested Buffers.(P00123) [PDF format | More Info > | more info]
    Tri-fold brochure describes the Riparian Buffers Tax Credit program, including eligibility; application requirements; buffer specifications; and inspections. Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.
  • Why Plant Forest Buffers – Planting Riparian Buffers is Real Forestry [PDF format | more info]

Cost-Share, Incentive and Financial Assistance Programs

Forest Health

Forest Health Review

Insect and Disease Management

Invasive Species

Virginia's State Forests

Forest Products

  • Virginia Primary Forest Products Directory 2001 | Info sheet. NOTE: The 2001 version is the only one available.
  • Virginia Grown Forest Products (P00204) (PDF, 1.6 MB, 2 pgs, May 2012)
    Tri-fold brochure provides information on the Virginia Grown Forest Products program.
    Availability: Downloadable from this website. Printed copies available.

Ecosystem Services

About VDOF

Forestry News

Forest Research

Water Quality

Riparian Forest Buffers

Manage Your Woods or Trees

Reforestation

Timber Harvesting

How To Plant Trees

Tree Seedlings | Sales | Information

  • Seedling Price Guide (P00139) – [PDF format]
    Brochure provides a simple listing of seedling species available for sale at our state nurseries and current pricing. Customers can order by mail with the included order form. Print and web publication.
  • Virginia Trees for Virginia Landowners Seedling Catalog – (P00102) [PDF format | Webpage]
    Virginia Trees for Virginia Landowners Seedling Catalog. 28 pp. Catalog provides seedling species available for sale at our state nurseries, including: detailed species descriptions; photos of tree species; seedling size, growth, zone, light and specialty-use information, and current pricing. Customers can order on-line at our Web Store or by mail with the included order form. Web publication only.
  • Seedling Planting Instructions (English; Web page | PDF format)

Recreation

Tree Identification

  • Get a copy of Common Native Trees of Virginia from our Web Store

Water Quality, Rain Gardens and Timber Harvesting

Rain Gardens

Riparian Forest Buffers

Timber Harvesting and Water

Youth Forestry Education

Activity Sheets

Forest Facts

Holiday Lake Forestry Camp

Posters

Other Publication Sources

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