Virginia has the materials to build a bridge between its urban and rural districts, and the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee has drawn up a blueprint to get the job done.
There’s a lot to consider when selling timber, and landowners unfamiliar with the process could find themselves at a loss.
Virginia forests provided $21 billion to the state’s economy in 2017. More than 62 percent of the commonwealth qualifies as forestland, according to the Virginia Department of Forestry.
When stocking up on firewood this season, forestry officials have a hot tip. Buy local and burn local when it comes to fueling your campfire, fireplace or wood-burning stove, and you will be doing your part to curb the spread of invasive insects and disease.
As Smokey Bear has told Americans since 1947, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Turns out, he’s right because fires are often preventable.