Dowdy's Forest & Land Management

Dowdy's Forest & Land Management is a full service consulting company serving the state of Virginia. Our goal is to assist landowners in making the right management decisions for their forestland based on their ownership objectives. The best decisions always come from informed landowners and excellent planning.

Please contact us today to arrange for a no cost / no obligation meeting on your property to discuss your forestry management.

Below are examples of the most common services we provide to our customers. We understand that every land owner is different, so we can augment any of the services listed below to effectively manage your acreage.

Timber Cruise & Appraisal

  • Detailed reporting of the volume and value of timber
  • Timber type-map that includes color aerial photographs and/or topographic maps
  • Other Timber Management recommendations

 Forest Management Plan

  • Detail Timber Cruise & Appraisal
  • Management plan that includes recommendations for multiple management objectives

Boundary Line Maintenance

  • Delineates and posts already established survey lines

Timber Sales

  • Consultation services for planning of a timber sale through reforestation

Long-Term Forest Management

  • Management consultation and assistance with implementation of management recommendations


Woodscaping is a concept that our company has envisioned to incorporate small wood lot management with landscaping. Woodscaping is best suited for parcels of land that range from 2-20 acres, however the basic principles can be applied to any size parcel. This philosophy is encouraged for landowner's who live and spend the majority of their time on their property. 

A few objectives of woodscaping would include:

  • Aesthetics
  • Wildlife habitats for game & non-game animals
  • Enhanced habitats for birds
  • Native planting and the control of invasion of non-native plant life
  • Recreation
  • Wildfire protection of buildings / homes
  • General Maintenance of forest health

Quality Deer Management

I have recently attended the Quality Deer Management Association Deer Steward Level I class in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights of my experience include lectures on the principles of deer biology, ecology and management.  In addition, a tour was given of Jeff Foxworthy’s personal farm.   More valuable information coming soon.

Please contact me for information on how this additional education can provide valuable services for your acreage.

Contact Dowdy's Forest & Land Management

Matthew E. Dowdy
535 Vigor Rd.
Louisa, Virginia  23093
Phone: (540) 967-1707
Cell Phone: (434) 960-5251
Fax: (540) 967-2106


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Virginia

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