Media: Publication

Forests of Virginia, 2014

April 16, 2024 - Report provides an overview of forest resources in Virginia updated by means of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) annualized sample design. Produced in coordination with the USDA Forest Service.

Virginia’s Emerging Forest Threats

March 27, 2024 - Publication produced by the USDA Southeast Climate Hub with cooperation of DOF to educate landowners about preparing for the likelihood of climate change when managing their land.

State of the Forest – 2023

January 18, 2024 - Annual report provides an assessment of the challenges and opportunities faced in forestry, as well as agency highlights and accomplishments over the past fiscal year.

Refining the Oak-Fire Hypothesis for Management of Oak-Dominated Forests of the Eastern United States

January 18, 2024 - For prescribed fires to be effective, they must positively influence oak regeneration at one or more critical life stages: pollination, flowering, seed set, germination, establishment, seedling development and release into the canopy.  The authors propose a refinement in our thinking to improve the match between management tools and objectives and provide some guidelines for thinking more ecologically about when and where to apply fire on the landscape to sustain oak-dominated... Read More