County sets sessions for agricultural, forestal districts

The Shenandoah County Office of Community Development plans to host informational sessions on the county’s Agricultural and Forestal Districts under review this year.

Sessions are scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m., Sept. 9 and 10, in room 100 A of the county government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock; and from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 15 in Strasburg Town Hall, 174 E. King St.

During the renewal period, landowners with parcels enrolled in a district can renew, add to or remove their properties without special consideration. The review period also offers landowners the opportunity to enroll their property in a district for the first time.

The following districts are under review this year:

Coal Mine Hollow, Liberty Furnace, Tumbling Run, Columbia Furnace, Mill Creek, Wakeman’s Grove, Glaize, Morning Star, Woodstock East, Lebanon Church, St. Luke and Woodstock West

Staff members at each session meet with landowners enrolled in these districts, those who want to enroll and anyone with general questions about the county’s preservation efforts. The county recommends owners of property in districts up for renewal attend a session.

Maps of district locations can be found at: