Tag Archive: Forest Legacy

First Mountain State Forest Dedication

October 16, 2019 - On the afternoon of October 7, a crowd of more than 70 people gathered in Rockingham County for the dedication of Virginia’s newest state forest, First Mountain. First Mountain is the 25th state forest in Virginia and contributes more than 570 beautiful acres of forestland, open fields, and stream frontage to the state lands system. Gary Heiser, State Forests Manager, selected an idyllic location on the property as a ceremony... Read More

DOF Headquarters Named

May 10, 2018 - Virginia Department of Forestry Dedicates Building to Former State Forester Jim Garner The Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) dedicated and named its headquarters office the James W. Garner Building. Jim Garner served DOF for more than four decades. He was appointed Virginia State Forester in 1984 and held that position for 21 years. During Garner’s tenure with DOF, the agency enjoyed significant success and under his leadership, Forestry grew from... Read More

Field Notes: A Proud Forest Legacy

February 27, 2018 - by Area Forester Kyle Dingus In 2014 the Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) celebrated its 100th anniversary. At the time, I was less than a year into my job as an Area Forester serving the NOVA work area. Through college I had always admired the DOF and was excited to be a part of the agency. I was impressed by the diversity of management and conservation-related duties it is responsible... Read More