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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 20. Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General
10/7/2022

4VAC15-20-151. Manipulation of vegetation on department-owned lands.

A. It shall be unlawful to plant, manipulate, cut, mutilate, destroy, or remove vegetation or to remove other minerals, artifacts, or other property from department-owned lands.

B. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the gathering of mushrooms, picking of berries, or collection of other fruits.

C. The use of down and dead trees and branches as firewood while camping on a wildlife management area shall be allowed by individuals with a valid camping permit issued by the department.

D. The department may issue permits for the collection of firewood under conditions and in locations determined by the department.

E. Nothing in this section shall prohibit department employees, contractors, or permitees from engaging in agriculture, forestry, herbicide application, or other habitat restoration and manipulation for the purpose of enhancing wildlife habitat and populations.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-103, 29.1-501, and 29.1-502 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 2021.

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