420-139 (CNRE-156P)

Authors as Published

Jennifer L. Gagnon, Coordinator, Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech

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Private woodland owners are a vital link in the sustainability of Virginia's forest resources. Privately owned woodlands provide many benefits to all Virginians, including wood products, wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and recreational opportunities. Because private woodland owners own and manage two-thirds of the commonwealth's forestland, the decisions they make regarding their woods today will impact the quality of Virginia's forests for many years. The purpose of this publication is to provide private woodland owners with a set of suggestions for starting or continuing to actively manage forestland. In addition, this guide will help landowners understand the importance of management planning and how to work with professional foresters and natural resource management agencies.

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Publication Date

February 2, 2023