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Land Conservation

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Department of Forestry

The Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) protects and develops healthy, sustainable forest resources for Virginians.

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Protecting one's land in perpetuity (keeping forests as forests and in the family) is the goal of many forest landowners. Landowners can work with the VDOF to establish a conservation easement on their property. They still own and manage the land, but the conservation easement limits (or prohibits) the conversion of the land to another use.

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For additional help regarding this service, please contact Department of Forestry.

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