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Virginia Department of Forestry

Chad Austin, Forester

P. O. Box 96
100 East Main
Floyd County Courthouse
Floyd, Virginia 24091

Phone: (540) 745-2616
Cell: (276) 235-2714
Fax: (540) 745-6674

The Virginia Department of Forestry’s mission is:

  • to protect 15.8 million acres of forest land from fire, insects and disease.

  • to manage 17 State Forests and other state lands totaling 47,899 acres for timber, recreation, water, research, wildlife and biodiversity.

  • to assist non-industrial private forest landowners through professional forestry advice and technical management programs.


More than 300,000 forest landowners in Virginia control 77% of forest land, which:

  • Enhances the quality of life in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Supports the forest industry, a significant contributor to the state’s economy.


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