Harvest Site Stabilization
Upon completion of a timber harvest, costs associated with stabilizing skid trails, haul roads, and log decks used during the timber harvest site are eligible for full reimbursement up to a cap of $5000 per landowner. This practice is for a timber harvest that occurred and was completed after October 1, 2010. All harvest stabilization work must be done and application successfully submitted by August 1, 2012. Eligible expenditures include items such as seed, labor, and structural work (e.g. water bar installation, skid trail grading). Work shall be done in accordance with guidelines found in the “Virginia’s Forestry Best Management Practices for Water Quality” handbook. Costs shall be submitted on a VDOF Form 23 (Certification of Work Completed Form) and signed by the approving VDOF forester. NOTE: None of these funds shall be used to satisfy a Special Order, Emergency Special Order or Water Quality Protection Recommendations (VDOF Form 143) that has been prepared by VDOF. If all of water quality law concerns have been addressed and satisfactorily closed out per VDOF, the harvest site would become eligible for this practice.
A grand total of $25,000 has been earmarked for this practice.
Step 1: Contact VDOF
Contact David Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-977-5193.
Step 2: Complete Contract
Step 3: Complete Harvest
Step 4: Receive Payment