Exciting news! Valley Conservation Council has been invited to apply for accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program […]


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 […]


On June 28, agriculture producers came out of the fields to discuss the economic impacts of their industry during a forum hosted by Valley Conservation Council’s Shenandoah Valley Agriculture Preservation Alliance (Ag Alliance) along with agency staff, conservation groups, and related professionals.  Across the nation, Americans are an average of three generations removed from the farm.  However, the […]


Our 2016 Annual Report is now available! Paper copies of the annual report were mailed at the end of June, but in case you missed it, we’ve also posted the report online. If you did not receive a copy in the mail, but would like to receive future VCC correspondence, please contact us with your […]


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, […]


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. […]


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 […]


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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Valley Conservation Council
17 Barristers Row
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 540-886-3541
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Upcoming Events

  1. 2018 Annual Meeting

    October 28 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm