Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) encourages landowners to consult a forester to discuss goals and objectives for their land. No matter what the landowner’s objectives are, if there are forest management activities needed to meet those objectives, the implementation can be daunting and come with a cost. Part of DOF services is to assist landowners with identifying financial assistance programs that the landowner may be eligible for.
A variety of financial assistance and incentive programs are often available to assist Virginia landowners with the financial costs associated with forest management activities to protect water quality. By “sharing the costs”, landowners may be able to undertake projects they could not afford to do on their own.
James River Buffer Program
Growing forests for clean water is the goal of the James River Buffer Program. Through the James River Buffer Program, the James River Association and the Virginia Department of Forestry are working working with landowners across the Middle James Watershed on restoring or creating forest buffers to improve the quality of our local waterways.
Read more about the James River Buffer Program.
Get started by contacting your local forester.
A variety of financial assistance programs are available through DOF and partner agencies for forest management activities to help protect water quality.
Explore All Financial Assistance Programs
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|James River Buffer Program – Growing Forests for Clean Water|
Information sheet provides an overview of this joint program (James River Association and Virginia Department of Forestry) offering financial assistance for creating forest buffers across the Middle James Watershed.
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|Logger Best Management Practice (BMP) Cost-Share Program||FT0047|
Forestry topic information sheet provides program information about the Logger Best Management Practice (BMP) Cost-Share Program providing cost-share assistance to loggers for installation of best management practices.
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|Logger Pine Thinning Cost-Share Program – First Commercial Pine Thinning||FT0028|
Forestry topic information sheet provides an overview of the Logger Pine Thinning Cost-Share Program offering financial assistance for first commercial pine thinning.
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DOF foresters can assist you with your forestland and financial assistance options available. Contact your local DOF forester.
For more information or questions, e-mail us or use our contact form.