Tags: Forest Planning

Forest Landowners Retreat to the Woods

May 27, 2021 - Southwest Virginia landowners can learn more about actively managing their forestland during the Beginning Forest Landowners’ Retreat, planned for August 27-28, 2021 at the Matthews State Forest in Galax.

Plan Before You Cut

May 17, 2021 - For most people, selling timber is a once in a lifetime opportunity. People may choose to sell their timber for a variety reasons including financial/income, trees in poor health, providing access, among other reasons. For a forester, harvesting timber is only part of the equation. Having a plan for what will happen afterwards is the other, often missing, key component. Timber harvesting practices affect what grows back in the future, so plan your... Read More

National Timber Tax Website

April 21, 2021 - The National Timber Tax Website was developed to be used by timberland owners, as well as a reference for accountants, attorneys, consulting foresters and other professionals who work with timberland owners regarding the tax treatment of timber related activities.

Virginia Forest Stand Plan Template

March 15, 2021 - Standard template to be used as a base document with individual information modified as needed and general format and structure to remain consistent.

Virginia Land-Use Plan Template

March 15, 2021 - Standard template to be used as a base document with individual information modified as needed and general format and structure to remain consistent.

Forest Management Planning

March 1, 2021 - Identifies the different types of management plans in Virginia that are developed by VDOF and provides guidance to foresters on the information that is included in each type of plan and how these plans may interact with each other. Examples include: Forest Stewardship Plans, State-Owned Land Plans, Land-Use Plans, Conservation Activity Plans (CAP) #106, Tree Farm Plans, and Cost-Share/Practice/Stand Plans.

Virginia Forest Stewardship Plan – Appendix

November 3, 2020 - Appendix provides an excellent supplement to an individual landowner’s Forest Stewardship Plan. Subjects include land ownership, forest management, forest products marketing, water quality, forest health, fire, forests and wildlife, forest recreation, forest conservation, natural heritage and historic resources, taxes and financial assistance, forest stewardship program and certification, glossary, and contacts. Printed copies available with VDOF Stewardship Plan development services only.

Virginia Forest Stewardship Plan – Appendix – Introduction Cover Letter

November 3, 2020 - Appendix provides an excellent supplement to an individual landowner’s Forest Stewardship Plan. Subjects include land ownership, forest management, forest products marketing, water quality, forest health, fire, forests and wildlife, forest recreation, forest conservation, natural heritage and historic resources, taxes and financial assistance, forest stewardship program and certification, glossary, and contacts. Printed copies available with VDOF Stewardship Plan development services only.