Tag: Forest Service

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Forest Service issues permit to survey portions of George Washington National Forest for proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Forest Service is issuing a temporary special use permit to survey a 12.6-mile segment of the George Washington National Forest for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland County and Augusta County.


Vacuum-steam treatment for invasive snails proves promising

The U.S. East Coast and some port areas such as Houston, Texas, are being invaded by snails that hitchhike in containers shipped from the Mediterranean.


Wild Virginia weighs in on George Washington National Forest plan

After more than seven years of stop-and-go progress, the George Washington National Forest finally has a new Forest Plan to guide management for the next 10-15 years.


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Warner, Kaine weigh in on Geroge Washington National Forest Plan

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the U.S. Forest Service’s announcement of a management plan for the George Washington National Forest.


Conservationists applaud keeping George Washington National Forest lands closed to drilling, fracking

Local conservation groups expressed support for today’s decision from the U.S. Forest Service to make the George Washington National Forest unavailable for oil and gas drilling.


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New George Washington National Forest Plan balances multiple uses

Today, the U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Regional Forester released the Final Forest Plan that will direct management of the George Washington National Forest.


Sierra Club responses to George Washington National Forest Plan

The U.S. Forest Service today released a new plan for how the George Washington National Forest will be used and managed in the future.


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Tips for finding best places to leaf peep in Virginia

Mid to late October is designated by the Virginia Department of Forestry as the peak viewing time for leaf peepers to get a front row seat to some of the most colorful scenic drives and weekend getaways in Virginia.


Augusta County Fire and Rescue to offer free wildfire workshop for homeowners

Augusta County Fire and Rescue is hosting a workshop to give homeowners that live in wooded areas of the County an opportunity to learn how to protect their homes from wildfires.


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VDOF awards nearly $200,000 to local fire departments

Through its Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) awarded more than $199,000 in grants to 140 volunteer fire departments (VFDs) across the Commonwealth.


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Wildfire activity in Virginia intensifies Easter weekend

While many people were watching children hunt for Easter eggs, firefighters with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) were busy over the weekend battling wildfire activity in the western portion of Virginia.


Rocks Mountain fire grows

The Rocks Mountain Fire in the south district of Shenandoah National Park has grown to over 100 acres. Firefighters are on the ground working along the park boundary to prevent the fire from leaving the park.


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Woodland certification workshop set for Augusta County landowners

Landowners interested in learning more about the benefits of having their woodlands certified are invited to an evening workshop Tuesday, December 3, at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. The three-hour workshop, which will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., costs $20 per person with dinner provided.