Forest Stewardship Management Plan
Forest Stewardship Management Plans (FSMPs) are prepared by professional foresters. These plans lay out strategies for achieving unique landowner objectives and sustaining forest health and vigor. Actively managed forests provide timber, wildlife habitat, watershed protection, recreational opportunities and many other benefits for landowners and society.
If the FSMP is prepared by a VDOF forester, a completed VDOF Form 127 (FSMP application form) must be attached when requesting the incentive payment. If the plan was prepared by a private forestry consultant, a copy of the plan and a copy of the consultant’s billing invoice for the plan must be submitted. Reimbursement for plan preparation costs will be capped at $4.50 per acre up to a maximum of $2250. The minimum acreage eligible for a FSMP is 10 contiguous acres with a minimum reimbursement of $200 per plan. All plans must be completed and approved by the Assistant Regional Forester by September 1, 2012.
If a timber harvest is recommended in the FSMP, it should incorporate preharvest planning language designed specifically for the recommended harvest. The preharvest planning section shall incorporate approved practices as described in the “Virginia’s Forestry Best Management Practices for Water Quality” handbook.
Step 1: Contact VDOF
Contact David Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-977-5193.
Step 2: Complete Application
Go to F2F Contract and Procedures