Forestry Policies (Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Virginia


Applies to States or Provinces Virginia
Name Forestry Policies (Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Concentrating Solar Power, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator Virginia Department of Forestry
Primary Website http://www.dof.virginia.gov/


Last Review 2014-05-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
2014-05-13
Information Source http://www.dof.virginia.gov/print/index.htm


Summary

Virginia's forests are managed by the Virginia Department of Forestry. In 2010 the Department issued its Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources and Strategic Plan documents:

http://www.dof.virginia.gov/print/aboutus/2010-State-Assessment.pdf

http://www.dof.virginia.gov/print/aboutus/2010-Strategic-Plan.pdf

The Department has also issued a concise reference of the State Forestry Laws:

http://www.dof.virginia.gov/print/law/VAs-Forestry-Laws.pdf

State incentives for forest biomass energy are currently limited to the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard, however this standard favors wind and solar energy as those resources receive double credits toward the State's goals.


Policy Contact

Contact Name Charles Becker III
Department Virginia Department of Forestry



Phone 434-977-1375


Email charlie.becker@dof.virginia.gov


















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