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.
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.
Complete Form 7.27 Mountains-to-Bay Program Agreement.
Apply by contacting your local VDOF forester.
|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.
VDOF foresters can assist you with your forestland, contact your local VDOF forester.