TFG has opened thousands of acres of land for public access across the Appalachian region through cooperative programs with the VDGIF and WVDNR. Additional information describing these public access areas is provided below.
Dickenson and Wise Counties, Virginia
The property in the Coalfield PALS area is owned by Heartwood Forestland Fund and managed by The Forestland Group, LLC.
The VDGIF manages access to the property for hunting, fishing, and trapping. PALS permits are only sold through licensed agents or on the VDGIF website and the fee is $18.00. Hunters, anglers, and trappers must buy the permit from a license agent or online. Inquiries about these areas should be directed to the website www.dgif.virginia.gov or to the Marion Region 3 Office at (276) 783- 4860.
Visit the VDGIF website to get more information about the Coalfield PALS program:
Hughes River WMA
Ritchie and Wirt Counties, West Virginia
The Hughes River WMA area is owned by Heartwood Forestland Fund IV, L.P. and is managed by The Forestland Group, LLC.
The WVDNR manages the 10,000 area in order to conserve and manage high quality habitats for a variety of wildlife species and to improve public access to these resources. The terrain ranges from river bottoms to steep slopes with mature oak-hickory and a patchwork of young pine-hardwood stands created by even-aged timber management. Neither camping nor ATV use is permitted on the WMA.
Visit the WVDNR website to get more information about the Hughes River WMA area: