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Virginia Outdoors Plan

Contact: John Davy, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 600 E. Main St., 24th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, (804) 786-1119, email

The Virginia Outdoors Plan (VOP) is the state's primary document regarding Virginia's outdoor recreation and open-space needs. It provides guidance to all levels of government and the private sector. The document covers issues and needs and provides detailed regional analyses and recommendations. The VOP also provides recommended area standards for recreational development related to outdoor recreation. The 2002 VOP released this April has been enhanced to more closely serve as a guide for future land conservation activities.