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Welcome to the Department of Natural Resources

The Division of Natural Resources is responsible for organizing, coordinating and implementing all programs dealing with Map Button 1 (3)natural resources in Bedford County, primarily soil, water, forestry, agriculture, open space and shoreline protection. The Division issues Land Disturbing and Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permits for development, which involves oversight of plan review, administration, and enforcement. This oversight is based on the guidelines prescribed in the Commonwealth of Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law and Regulations and the Virginia Stormwater Management Program Law and Regulations as well as the Bedford County Chapter 7 “Environmental”.  This Chapter contains Article I - Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance and Article II - Stormwater Management Ordinance.

The Natural Resources Division routinely coordinates with other local, state and federal agencies, private developers, engineering firms, and the general public regarding the County’s natural resources.

Kevin Leamy is the Director of Natural Resources