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Virginia Forestry Facts

Total Land Area (ac):
25.3 million

Forest Land Area (ac):
15.9 million

Timberland Area (ac):
15.3 million

Private Ownership (%):
85% of timberland

FIA 2013 Survey

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Virginia Economic Impact Reports*

The “value” of Virginia’s forests is many things to many people. To some, the value lies in the beauty of the forests while landowners and the forest products industry consider the utilization of the resource as the most valuable asset... Whether it’s a walk in the urban forest or a hunter in the rural forest, all Virginians can enjoy this resource as it continues to provide a necessary framework for our daily lives.

- Virginia's Forests, Our Common Wealth

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* As of 2015, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports. Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.