Forest, Soils & Geology


Learn more about forest, soils and geology in Loudoun County:

  • Erosion and sediment control - Land cleared for new construction can dramatically increase soil erosion that impacts properties and the environment. Loudoun County has a state-certified inspection program to reduce erosion and control sediment at development sites.
  • Forest - Forests and tree canopies improve air and water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, and create sound and visual buffers for communities.
  • Geology - The rocks and sediments beneath the ground provide storage for groundwater and materials of building. But Loudoun's geology is complex and can pose potential challenges and issues for some types of land use.
  • Soils - Soils are among the most important natural resources we have. They affect everything from water to food production to the stability of building foundations.