The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) provides services to private landowners and charges fees for some of these services. These costs are considered part of the project expenses; as such, they can be in the cost-share computation.
The VDOF will prepare a Forest Stewardship Plan or Revised Forest Stewardship Plan for a charge of $1.50 per acre for every planned acre, with a minimum charge of $200.00 per plan.
Forest Stewardship Plans can also be provided by consulting foresters, who set their own fees.
Land-Use Plans can be used to meet county requirements for Use Value Taxation. These plans are concise documents about two pages in length. They include a map as well as very brief information about the present forest stand, soils, and general forest management recommendations. The VDOF charges a flat rate of $200.00 per plan.
For Seedling Orders received by the VDOF, there will be a delivery charge of $2.00/Mile (per Loaded mile), with a minimum charge of $50.00 per delivery. (This does not apply to orders less than 1000, which are shipped by UPS). This applies to deliveries from the nearest VDOF storage area to the planting site for tree seedlings. With prior arrangements, the seedlings may be picked up at one of the VDOF storage sites by the landowner, their agent or planting contractor. In this case, no cost would be charged for delivery of seedlings.
There will be a fee for the coordination of planting projects of $5.00 per acre with a minimum charge of $75.00 per planting project for all projects. This includes:
Last reviewed/updated: Thursday, 06-Nov-2014 10:36:23 EST