Valley Conservation Council will soon be looking for a new Executive Director to lead the next chapter in VCC’s growth and development. Under the leadership of Natasha Skelton, VCC doubled the amount of land we steward, received a gift of a 400-acre farm in Highland County on which we plan to host educational seminars and […]


In 2017, I moved from a fulfilling career in a locally grown business to serving an organization and a mission that marched in line with my personal passion.  Life in the greater Shenandoah Valley is rooted in our beautiful landscape and fed by our agrarian way of life.  My childhood was filled with mountain adventures […]


VCC is currently seeking landowners to partner with to help protect our region’s waters today and into the future. If you or someone you know may be interested in considering permanently protecting land with a conservation easement, and are fortunate enough to have a stream or river dancing across your acres, call or e-mail VCC […]


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Valley Conservation Council and the Botetourt Community Partnership were highlighted in a recent article in the Fincastle Herald. This story detailed a tour the group took of Ballast Point Brewery. Use the following links to read the full story: BCP2 BCP1


This October, Valley Conservation Council (VCC) celebrated the completion of its 50th conservation easement, a significant milestone in the organization’s history. Over the course of the past year, VCC has worked with landowners to protect six new properties in four counties to ensure the permanent preservation of over 1,100 acres. Combined with the donation of […]


Marc and Eileen Read feel strongly about conserving land, especially when they look across the river from their 89- acre farm and see the small lot subdivision developed in recent years. To ensure that this would never happen to their property, they recently donated a conservation easement to VCC. The easement is designed to protect […]


Highland County resident John Sweet has been named Valley Conservation Council’s Conservator of the Year. The award, presented at Valley Conservation Council’s (VCC) annual conservation celebration, recognized Sweet’s lifetime of environmental stewardship, culminating most recently with a donation of his 386-acre farm to the organization. “When it came time for VCC’s board and staff to […]


Click Here to download our monthly e-newsletter for September highlighting VCC news and conservation news from around the Valley. If you would like to receive the newsletter directly to your inbox each month, call our office 540-886-3541 or e-mail emily@valleyconservation.org so we can add you to our mailing list! September E-News


Once again, Kites and Critters was a great day on the farm on Bells Lane. Children and sheep alike enjoyed a day outside with opportunities to learn and explore. Activities like the farm petting zoo and trout release into Poague’s Run allowed families to experience a farm in a way that has become uncommon for […]


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