Strategic Plan

The five-year strategic plan for the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is the culmination of efforts from many people; more than 72 percent of VDOF staff and many of our constituents provided input into the plan’s development. We thank all who participated in creating a shared vision to move the agency from focusing on the things we do – and do well – to the outcomes we want and need to achieve in the future.

Summary of Strategic Goals

The six goals at the center of the plan serve as enduring priorities that provide a clear focus. The objectives and strategies supporting the goals provide a roadmap to guide the everyday decisions and actions of our entire staff.

Protect the forest resources and the citizens of the Commonwealth from wildfire, and reduce impacts to the forest from other threats.

Support a strong forest economy by ensuring a productive and sustainable resource, and promoting diverse markets for Virginia’s forest products.

Increase the social, environmental and economic benefits provided by trees and forests.

Attract, develop and sustain the agency workforce to carry out our mission.

Continuously improve agency efficiencies and effectiveness, and ensure that VDOF has the necessary resources to carry out the mission.

Broaden outreach and collaboration to increase our influence, and generate support for VDOF and our mission.


Additional Resources

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Strategic Plan Resources

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VDOF - Mission, Vision, Values and Goals
VDOF – Mission, Vision, Values and GoalsFT0024

Forestry topic information sheet provides an overview of the mission, vision, and values of the agency.

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VDOF Forest Action Plan 2012-01
VDOF Forest Action Plan 2012-01

Executive summary is a synopsis of the agency’s Forest Action Plan discussing trends and conditions, direct threats to Virginia’s forests, multi-state issues affecting Virginia’s forests, and goals.

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VDOF Strategic Plan 2010-06
VDOF Strategic Plan 2010-06

Strategic Plan is completed as part of the redesign process as required by the US Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. This plan is the companion document to the State Assessment of Forest Resources.

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VDOF Strategic Plan 2019-2022
VDOF Strategic Plan 2019-2022

Report provides details of the mission, vision, values, and goals of the Virginia Department of Forestry.

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Virginia Forests - State Assessment and Strategic Plan 2010-08
Virginia Forests – State Assessment and Strategic Plan 2010-08P00147

Executive summary is a synopsis of the Virginia Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources and Virginia Department of Forestry Strategic Plan 2010.

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Virginia Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources 2010-06
Virginia Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources 2010-06

Assessment is completed as part of the redesign process as required by the US Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Report includes a comprehensive, statewide assessment of the forest resource, and any potential threats to that resource. Both the redesign effort and the state assessments are focused on three consensus-developed state and private forestry national themes: conserve working forest landscapes, protect forests from harm, and enhance public benefits from trees and forests. Assessment of Virginia’s Forest Resources and the companion document, the Virginia Department of Forestry’s Strategic Plan, comprise the first two components of the assessment and planning process.

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