Forest Protection Program Updated:03/2021

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is charged with the protection of the forest resources from fire. The principle goals of the Forest Protection Program are to prevent injury or loss of human life, minimize property damage and protect resources.

The VDOF has a well-defined and organized forest protection team, with every member of the Department having fire responsibilities. The ability to adapt to emergencies enables a small formal fire suppression force to limit annual fire losses to an average of less than 8200 acres (10-year average). This low average is accomplished through coordination with local fire departments, forest industry, federal agencies, other state agencies and VDOF organized volunteer fire crews.

The activity falls into six components:

Forest Fire Suppression
Forest Fire Prevention
Prescribed Fire Management
Law Enforcement
Woodland/Urban Interface Initiative
Non-Fire Emergency Readiness and Response

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Contact Forest Protection Program

900 Natural Resources Drive
Charlottesville, VA  22903
Phone: (434) 977-6555

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Virginia