Join Us and Help Keep Virginia’s Wild Places Wild

DGIF invites all Virginians to join us in our mission to ensure wildlife has healthy places to live and thrive by becoming a Restore the Wild Member. Your membership will help support projects across the state designed to restore and create wildlife habitat vital for their survival.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) is Virginia’s lead agency for wildlife protection and conservation. For decades, DGIF has conserved wildlife habitat at our numerous Wildlife Management Areas and lakes (we own more land than any other state agency in Virginia) and support restoration work on National Forests and private lands.

Now, more than ever, with the increasing pressures on natural areas, we need your help to address the needs of our declining wildlife populations.

In fact, Virginia has over 900 species of wildlife whose numbers are in decline mostly because of impacts to their natural areas that provide necessary food, water and shelter.

Through your purchase of a Restore the Wild Membership, together we can ensure continuation of our conservation efforts and expand our work to keep Virginia’s wild places wild.

What Your Membership Funds Will Support

Virginia’s wildlife depend on healthy native habitats to thrive—maintaining these habitats amidst a variety of pressures and challenges requires restoration projects.

Your membership will support DGIF’s on-going restoration projects, which benefit a wide variety of habitats and wildlife species. With more funding we can continue to support the efforts in the map below and fund new, future projects in new areas.

Habitat Restoration Projects

Green: Completed Projects | Yellow: Project in Need of Funding
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Membership Levels and Benefits

Become a member at any of the following levels:

Your membership includes:

  • One year of access to the DGIF’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and Lakes. (Access Permit)
  • Quarterly newsletter on Virginia’s wildlife and their habitats
  • A vinyl sticker, featuring Restore the Wild artwork


Your membership includes:


Your membership includes:

  • The entire Hummingbird and Bluebird benefit packages
  • An 11″x 17″ art print featuring the red-cockaded woodpecker
  • Your name recognized on the DGIF website and in the quarterly newsletters
  • Your name entered into a raffle for a Guided WMA tour


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