The Department of Conservation and Recreation works with Virginians to conserve, protect, and enhance their lands and improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay and our rivers and streams, promotes the stewardship and enjoyment of natural, cultural and outdoor recreational resources, and insures the safety of Virginia's dams.
The Department of Environmental Quality is dedicated to protecting Virginia's environment and promoting the health and well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth. We accomplish this by planning and implementing environmental programs and by resolving issues efficiently, openly, fairly and consistently.
The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) mission is to protect Virginia’s wildlife and habitat and promote outdoor recreation. DWR's range of wildlife conservation responsibilities and opportunities includes hunting and fishing, wildlife watching, public lands, boating, and outdoor recreation.
The Department of Historic Resources' mission is to foster, encourage, and support the identification, stewardship, and use of Virginia's significant historic, architectural, archaeological and cultural resources.
The Marine Resources Commission serves as stewards of Virginia's marine and aquatic resources, and protectors of its tidal waters and homelands, for present and future generations.