Media: Policy

Rural Financial Assistance Programs

March 1, 2021 - Provides information about state-, federal- and privately-funded forestry cost-share/incentive programs available requiring VDOF technical assistance in establishing tree cover, wildlife habitat, and soil and water quality protection. Examples include: Reforestation of Timberlands Program (RT Program),  Conservation Reserve (CRP), Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Forestry Conservation Activity Plans (CAP#106), Golden Winged Warbler Initiative (GWWI), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), James River Buffer Program (JRB), and Mountains to... Read More

Rural Forestry Laws

March 1, 2021 - Provides guidance to ensure adherence to and enforcement of the Seed Tree Law and the Endangered Species Act.

Rural Forestry Technical Procedures

March 1, 2021 - Provides technical guidance about forest management practices for forest landowners in pine establishment, hardwood establishment, herbicide application, timber marking, and riparian forest buffers.

VDOF Services and Equipment for Forest Landowners

March 1, 2021 - Provides guidance about the conditions and types of services or forest management equipment that VDOF offers for landowners. Examples include: Land Use Plan preparation, equipment rental/loan, timber marking, tree planting coordination, planting services, and timber inventory.