On April 23 the clouds parted and over 150 people came out to a farm nestled in Staunton’s very own Agricultural District, the slice of farmland between the pleasant hubbub of city life and the hum of Interstate 81. Here in the Shenandoah Valley, we’re invested in making sure our children grow up knowing the […]


When VCC takes on a conservation easement, we assume responsibility for the stewardship of that land in perpetuity (forever!).  Each year, staff and volunteers visit those easements, ensuring that they are in good shape and that the owners of these special places have access to the resources they need to be good stewards of the […]


Catch “Kites & Critters” at Staunton Farm on April 23, 2017 Staunton – “Kites & Critters: a Day at the Farm” will offer something for everyone on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Moore farm on 272 Bells Lane. Valley Conservation Council coordinates this free event to invite citizens, especially families, […]


VOF Hearing Will Address Easements in Path of Pipeline Pipeline developers have proposed “converting” the conservation easements in the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF), which holds the easements, will hear Dominion’s proposal and request on February 9. Valley Conservation Council has written VOF to oppose the plan to […]


The Trust for Public Land’s report “Virginia’s Return on Investment in Land Conservation,” shows that for every $1 invested by the state in land conservation, $4 in natural goods and services is returned to Virginia’s economy. Look for the full study at www.tpl.org/va-roi-report. The study was conducted in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and VIRGINIAforever. […]


Our summer 2016 Vision newsletter highlights conservation easements and our partnerships to preserve farmland. To view the newsletter (full screen recommended) and to download a copy, please click on the link provided. Have a great summer!  


VCC and many partners continue to raise serious concerns about Dominion’s proposed 42-inch Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) that would traverse rugged mountain terrain and working farm and forest lands in three counties within VCC’s service region. A recent route adjustment adds 30 miles to the alignment, moving the route south through Highland County and into […]


VCC invites young and old to “Kites and Critters” at a farm in Staunton’s Bells Lane agricultural district on Sunday, April 17, 2016, from 1 to 5 pm. Fly a kite, release a trout, go on a habitat walk, inspect stream insects, visit a beekeeper, pet a lamb, or just enjoy a day at the […]


The Natural Bridge of Virginia, a National Historic Landmark once owned by Thomas Jefferson, certainly deserves preservation for its renowned history. During the process of finding and supporting a suitable buyer and outcome, we found that the surrounding acres also showcase a vast array of natural resources. The property hosts unique forestlands. Recent Virginia Division […]


What do you have when you mix family and friends, live music, an auction of original artwork* and overnight packages from historic inns and hotels, lots of good food and drink, exhibits and farm tours, and an opportunity to support a great conservation nonprofit? VCC’s Silver Anniversary and 25th Annual Membership Meeting! The Date: September […]


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