Naval Stores, Navy Transfers, and Native Longleaf Pine.

In 1996, the Department of Defense transferred 216 acres of uplands on the banks of the
Nansemond River to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) as part of the Base Realignment
and Closure Act. The transfer of...

The Virginia Prescribed Fire Council held its first annual meeting at Pocahontas State Park on September 14.  Nearly 90 council members from across the state were in attendance; representing federal, state, and private sectors.  Themed “Burning on the Edge,” the meetin...

Collaborative efforts throughout the Southeast aimed at building more resilient landscapes have gained momentum in recent years, in part due to private and governmental initiatives and partnerships such as the Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.  Much of the wo...

March 17, 2016


The Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5 South Zone fire program, in conjunction with State and NGO partners, conducted a two-day workshop on grassland burning at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge March 9-10, 2016. The purpose of the workshop was to pro...

March 10, 2016

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests provide habitat for thousands of species across Virginia and West Virginia, including nearly 300 threatened, endangered, sensitive and locally rare wildlife and plants. To help preserve these and other species Forest...

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