Forest landowners looking to improve their woodlands by creating good habitat for bobwhite quail, which prefer sunny and open areas, have a new source of funds available to them.
Officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry announced an extension of Fall Fire Season to December 10.
As temperatures begin to dip and the leaves on the trees begin to change color, it’s time once again for the start of fall wildfire season in the Commonwealth. Officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry remind all Virginians that the threat of wildfire increases each autumn as leaves dry out and fall from trees, grasses turn brown, humidity levels drop and winds increase.
The 17th annual Waynesboro Plant Health Care for Urban Trees Workshop will take place September 21st, and registration for the popular workshop is now open
The Virginia Department of Forestry has shifted from a county-based to a multi-county, area-based life safety and public service agency under an agency reorganization plan that went into effect last week
Through its Volunteer Fire Assistance program, the Virginia Department of Forestry awarded more than $191,000 in grants to 122 volunteer fire departments across the Commonwealth, including Wilson Fire Department in Augusta County
Recent sustained warm temperatures encourage spending time outdoors. Officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry remind you to protect yourself and your property when these outdoor activities involve burning. The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law is in effect and prohibits burning before 4 p.m. Since January 1, the VDOF has responded to 166 fires that [...]
The Virginia Department of Forestry recently recorded its first working forest conservation easements in Greene County. Three families granted to the VDOF four separate conservation easements protecting 395 acres on Snow and Hightop mountains west of Stanardsville. Collectively, the properties are 97 percent forested and contribute to the large, unfragmented forested landscape in the area. [...]
After two straight years of significant declines in the value of timber harvested on their properties, forest landowners in the Commonwealth saw the value increase six-tenths of 1 percent last year, according to officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry. “While it’s not anywhere near where we want it to be, we did see a [...]