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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
In June 2014, Dominion Resources and its partners announced plans for a major new natural gas pipeline through Highland and Augusta Counties. If federal officials approve the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, estimated to cost $4.5 billion to $5 billion, then Dominion and its partners will install a 42-inch pipe in a trench 10 to 12 […]
Members from across the Commonwealth of the Virginia United Land Trusts (VaULT) met in Richmond on Tuesday, 27 January 2015, to discuss proposed legislation for the General Assembly, to plan for its annual Land Conservation Conference, to receive updates from the Land Trust Alliance Southeast, and to conduct its annual election of members to its […]
Valley Conservation Council
128 West Bruce St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801