Grants available for Va. forest owners

VA-FORESTRY-LOGORICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia landowners are eligible for federal funds to help manage forests. The Virginia Department of Forestry says a total of $470,000 is available in the state. The first application deadline is July 8. A second round of applications will be accepted until July 22. State foresters will help eligible landowners develop a plan to manage their land for specific purposes, such as recreation or wildlife habitat.

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