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 […]


 A partnership of Shenandoah Valley-based conservation groups will bring almost $1 million to the region to accelerate clean water practices and farmland protection. Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced that the Shenandoah Valley Conservation Collaborative (Collaborative) has received a three-year award under its Chesapeake Bay Stewardship grant program. The Collaborative brings together […]


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 […]


Use the link below to read our 2018 Annual Report: VCC_Annual Report 2018


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 […]


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


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Valley Conservation Council
P.O. Box 988
Staunton, VA 24402
Phone: 540-886-3541
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