GIS Data Layers

Available For Download

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) provides the following GIS data layers available for Download free of charge. Data are in a custom Lambert Conformal Conic projection for Virginia, NAD 83.

All files are in a .Zip format and can be uncompressed using WinZip.

Metadata are provided in both XML and HTML formats, and are created in accordance with the FGDC metadata standards.

Agriculture and Forestal Districts

  • Agriculture and Forestal Districts - Download (ZIP file)

Forest Health

Gypsy Moth Defoliation

Fall Cankerworm

Forestland in Virginia

Forestland Conservation

  • Forest Conservation Value (DOF) - The Forest Conservation Value (FCV) model is a tool designed by the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) to strategically identify the highest priority forestland for conservation in Virginia.  The intent is to maximize the efficiency of limited resources by focusing conservation efforts on the highest quality, most productive, and most vulnerable forestland statewide.  The model was created in 2013 and updated with current data and a new approach in 2018.  The 2018 FCV model evaluates a number of criteria, including size of forested blocks, connectivity to other conserved lands, management potential, watershed integrity, and threat of conversion to prioritize the highest value forestlands for conservation. The model ranks all forestland in Virginia from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) FCV.  It is intended to be used by natural resource professionals, conservation practitioners, and local and statewide planners as a tool for planning and prioritization. (21.5 MB)
  • Forest Legacy Areas 2012 (DOF). The objective of this analysis is to identify forestlands in Virginia of relatively high conservation value that qualify for the Forest Legacy Program (FLP). (17MB)

State Forests

Wildland Fire, Incident and Suppression Resources

Wildfire Risk Assessment by Planning District Commission

Search the list below for your planning district? Don't know which district your property is in? Use the map to find your Planning District Commission.

Wildfire Risk Assessment Statewide Information | Download

Last modified: Tuesday, 29-Jan-2019 10:51:44 EST