Virginia Department of Forestry
Since 1914, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) has worked to protect and improve Virginia’s forests for current and future generations. Approximately two-thirds of those forests are held and controlled by individual or family ownerships. The management and conservation decisions made by these families will determine the long-term health and sustainability of Virginia’s forest resource, and the natural benefits that flow from them. VDOF is taking the lead in protecting these family-owned woodlands from conversion with conservation programs that ensure that they remain intact, in forest, and where desired, in family ownership.