Mountains to Bay Buffer Program

Growing forests for clean water is the goal of the Mountains to Bay Buffer Program. Through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Mountains to Bay Buffer Program works with landowners across the Shenandoah Valley to restore or create forest buffers to improve the quality of our local waterways.

Eligibility

Landowners in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, Warren, Frederick, and Clarke counties are eligible.

Learn more about eligibility and details of the Mountains to Bay Buffer Program in the Resource Library below.

To Apply

Complete Form 7.27 Mountains-to-Bay Program Agreement.

Apply by contacting your local VDOF forester.

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Additional Resources

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Mountains to Bay Buffer Program - Growing Forests for Clean Water
Mountains to Bay Buffer Program – Growing Forests for Clean Water

Information sheet provides an overview of this joint program (Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Virginia Department of Forestry) offering financial assistance for restoring or creating forest buffers across the Shenandoah Valley.

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A variety of financial assistance programs are available through VDOF and partner agencies for forest management activities to protect water quality.

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Contact Us

VDOF foresters can assist you with your forestland, contact your local VDOF forester.