Over the past 25 years, VCC has built a full spectrum of proactive and cooperative partnerships and professional networks. Partners include landowners, government agencies, foundations, land planners, historians, corporate sponsors, and citizens from every walk of life.
VCC works at both the forefront of issues and behind the scenes to protect and promote the Valley’s incomparable natural, cultural, and agricultural resources.
Our approach is one of education and partnership. We work to build an awareness of positive options to protect what is special about the greater Shenandoah Valley region, often inviting diverse community stakeholders to the table for respectful deliberation and decision-making.
We reach out to landowners to protect open spaces, endangered historic sites, and productive agricultural lands. We have helped hundreds of landowners in the Shenandoah Valley to protect their lands and waterways through conservation easements.
We work with local governments to help plan for future growth areas. Local land-use policies can have a profound effect on the landscape. As a trusted source of information for citizens, local staff members, and elected officials, the Council is the “go to” organization to help protect the resources and character of communities throughout the Shenandoah Valley.