The South Fork Rivanna River Reservoir Forests to Faucets Initiative will provide payments to rural landowners for land management practices that reduces nutrients and sediment to the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir. The following is a short description of the available practices.
Provides a one time payment to rural landowners in the South Fork Rivanna River Reservoir watershed to plant seedlings on open fields. The payment includes a 20 year land rental payment, project maintenance payment, and reimbursement of reasonable planting costs.
Harvest Site Stablization
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.
A Forest Stewardship Management Plan (FSMP) that incorporates pre-harvest planning language designed specifically for a timber harvest that is scheduled to begin on or before October 1, 2012.
Riparian Buffer Tax Credit Match
Timber harvests that leave intact, uncut riparian buffers are eligible for a cash-match incentive payment. The cash-match will be equivalent to the amount of the Virginia Riparian Buffer Tax Credit, up to a cap of $5000 per landowner.
Forest Cover Easements
To offer a financial incentive to landowners to donate a conservation easement that provides direct protection of water quality and/or quantity by permanently retaining forest cover.
1. Learn (go to the F2F website)
2. Confirm you are in the South Fork Rivanna
3. Request a meeting with Assistant Regional Forester David Powell by calling 434-977-5193.
Virginia Department of Forestry
Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority
Rivanna River Basin Commission
Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District
City of Charlottesville
County of Albemarle
Blue Ridge Homebuilders
Charlottesville/Albemarle Chamber of Commerce