Virginia Landscape Management Plan

The Virginia Landscape Management Plan provides you with information concerning sustainable 
forestry practices, including (but not limited to):

  • Forest Health
  • Wildlife Management
  • Best Management Practices for Water Quality
  • Protection Of Special Sites
  • Protection Of Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Recognition And Control Of Invasive Species
  • Ecosystems
  • Silvicultural Practices
  • Forest Certification Standards and Requirements

There are 2 parts to your Virginia Landscape Management Plan:


The Physical (documents you receive from your forester that are tailored to your specific stands according to your objectives) and Virtual (these additional elements include web-based information, publications, and resource material).

Both of these contain several elements to help you reach your goals!


Stand Management Map

Your forester will work with you to prepare a map delineating your forest stands according to their forest type and your objectives.

Stand Management Recommendations

A document providing stand history and recommendations according to your objectives.

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Tree Farm 021 Form

A Tree Farm certified inspector can fill out the attached 021 form and upload it to the Tree Farm database.

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Management Journal

A document that you or your forester can update as needed such as if your objectives change for a stand. This can help keep your
plan updated and adaptable.

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Virginia Landscape Management Plan:

A document to provide additional recommendations for sustainable forest management. This document reviews the ATFS Standards of Sustainability for Certification, Geodatabase Tools, landowner objective types, common forest resources, and Virginia forest types.

Landscape Management Plan

Landscape Management Plan (LMP) has the majority of the information for a management plan.

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Management Plan Resources:

Resources such as Soil maps, BMP manual, Stand Management Recommendation forms, Management Journal, Foresters Guide to Implementing the LMP, etc.

Geospatial Data Links:

Maps and information such as Historical Structures, Cemeteries, Hydrologic maps, Critical Habitat, etc.

Upcoming Events:

Information about events happening in your area such as landowner tours and webinars.