Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Assistance Programs

The southern pine beetle is a destructive native insect that threatens pine forests. Good forest management practices like thinning can help reduce losses from this insect. There are currently three cost-share programs available through the Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Cost-Share Program. All programs exist to offer incentives to landowners and loggers for specific forest management projects aimed at improving the health of managed pine stands in Virginia.


Pre-Commercial Thinning Program

This program is open to Virginia landowners to encourage thinning pine stands. Thinned loblolly pine stands grow more vigorously, are generally healthier, and are at lower risk from southern pine beetle attack due to more air movement within the stand.

To Apply

Apply by contacting your local VDOF forester.

Find a VDOF Forester

ImageTitleIDDescription
Cost-Share/AMP Project Amendment
Cost-Share/AMP Project Amendment3.11View
Forestry Cost-Share or Grant Program Certification of Work Completed
Forestry Cost-Share or Grant Program Certification of Work Completed3.09View
Multiple Landowners Supplement
Multiple Landowners Supplement3.10View
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program Pre-Commercial Thinning Cost-Share Application
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program Pre-Commercial Thinning Cost-Share Application6.02View
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)W-9View

Longleaf Pine Restoration Program

Longleaf pine is an outstanding species in Virginia and is somewhat resistant to attack from southern pine beetle. This program is open to Virginia landowners who have a site appropriate for successful longleaf pine establishment, growth and survival with proper management.

To Apply

Apply by contacting your local VDOF forester.

Find a VDOF Forester

ImageTitleIDDescription
Cost-Share/AMP Project Amendment
Cost-Share/AMP Project Amendment3.11View
Forestry Cost-Share or Grant Program Certification of Work Completed
Forestry Cost-Share or Grant Program Certification of Work Completed3.09View
From the Brink! The Effort to Restore Virginia's Native Longleaf Pine - 2014 Status Report
From the Brink! The Effort to Restore Virginia’s Native Longleaf Pine – 2014 Status ReportP00212

Report provides a brief history of longleaf pine in Virginia, the original range of longleaf pine, longleaf and fire, the search for native longleaf pine, the case for conserving and restoring Virginia’s longleaf pine, the importance of Northern-source seedlings for longleaf pine restoration, seed collection and seedling production, orchard development, where we are restoring longleaf pine, special programs available to promote the restoration effort, and future goals and challenges. Printed copies available.

View
Multiple Landowners Supplement
Multiple Landowners Supplement3.10View
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program Longleaf Pine Restoration Cost-Share Application
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program Longleaf Pine Restoration Cost-Share Application6.01View
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)W-9View

Logger Pine First Commercial Thinning Program

This program is available for first commercial thinning and is open to certified SHARP loggers (or equivalent if not in Virginia) working on parcels between 5-25 acres in size and stands between 12-22 years of age.

To Apply

Apply by contacting your local VDOF water quality specialist.

Agency Directory


ImageTitleIDDescription
Cost-Share/AMP Project Amendment
Cost-Share/AMP Project Amendment3.11View
Forestry Cost-Share or Grant Program Certification of Work Completed
Forestry Cost-Share or Grant Program Certification of Work Completed3.09View
Logger Pine Thinning Cost-Share Program - First Commercial Pine Thinning
Logger Pine Thinning Cost-Share Program – First Commercial Pine ThinningFT0028

Forestry topic information sheet provides an overview of the Logger Pine Thinning Cost-Share Program offering financial assistance for first commercial pine thinning.

View
Multiple Landowners Supplement
Multiple Landowners Supplement3.10View
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program Logger Incentive Cost-Share Application
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program Logger Incentive Cost-Share Application6.03View
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)W-9View

Additional Resources

A variety of financial assistance programs are available through VDOF and partner agencies for forest management activities to improve forest health.

Explore All Financial Assistance Programs


Contact Us

Your local VDOF forester can assist you with applying for financial assistance. Contact your local VDOF forester.

For more information or questions, e-mail us or use our contact form.