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As a private woodland owner, you are a vital link in the sustainability of Virginia’s forest resources. Your land provides many benefits to all Virginians, including wood products, wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and recreational opportunities. Because woodland owners like you own and manage two-thirds of the state’s forestland, the decisions you make regarding your woods today will impact the quality of Virginia’s forests for many years. The purpose of this publication is to provide you with a set of suggestions for starting or continuing to manage your land actively. In addition, this guide will help you understand the importance of management planning and how to work with professional foresters and natural resource management agencies.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
February 3, 2016