VCC Welcomes Adam Schellhammer as Executive Director VCC is thrilled to announce our new Executive Director, Adam Schellhammer. Adam brings with him the regional conservation leadership experience and vision needed to build on the strong successes VCC has had over its past 32-year history. He hopes to expand on its long-held conservation mission by representing […]


Valley Conservation Council seeks an ambitious, experienced, and passionate Executive Director to lead the next chapter of our organization’s history. Learn more about the position and see application instructions at https://valleyconservation.org/jobs.


Hazard Mill Farms, located in Bentonville in Warren County, VA is situated on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Bordering the George Washington National Forest, the 432-acre farm is owned by Robert Hupman and members of his family and has been home to generations of Hupmans since 1838. Last year, family members contacted VCC […]


The board of directors of Valley Conservation Council (VCC) announced today that Staunton native John Hutchinson will serve as its new Executive Director. Hutchinson, who brings with him over three decades of conservation and development experience, will take the helm of the organization on January 1, 2020, aiming to expand Valley Conservation Council’s membership and […]


As the first leaves begin to turn along the ridge lines that surround us, we are reminded that time brings change to VCC as well. Throughout our history, we have facilitated land protection, promoted smart growth, advocated for appropriate transportation solutions, and most recently, served as the “boots on the ground” to put more land […]


When John Sweet made the decision to donate his 400-acre Highland County farm to VCC, his hope was that the farm might be used to help educate future conservationists for generations to come. Less than a year after making the gift, Sweet’s vision had already become a reality when David Weisenbeck, a student at James […]


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Staunton, VA (Aug 6, 2019) – Conserving the farms, forests, and open spaces of the Shenandoah Valley since 1990, Valley Conservation Council (VCC) has helped protect tens of thousands of acres and countless miles of rivers and streams. VCC recently received word that it has achieved national recognition – joining a network of over 400 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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