Shenandoah Valley Ag Preservation Alliance – Economic Impacts Forum

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 […]

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2016 Annual Report

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 […]

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Spring Stewardship Success

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 […]

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Kites & Critters: April 23, 2017

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, […]

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Hearing Feb. 9 on Threatened Pipeline Easements

VOF Hearing Will Address Easements in Path of Pipeline Pipeline developers have proposed “converting” the conservation easements in the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF), which holds the easements, will hear Dominion’s proposal and request on February 9. Valley Conservation Council has written VOF to oppose the plan to […]

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Fall Newsletter 2016

Our fall 2016 Vision newsletter honors Carolyn Ford, VCC’s Conservator of the Year. This and much more valley news. To view the newsletter (full screen recommended) and to download a copy, please click on the link below. Happy holidays to you and yours!

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Virginia’s Return on Investment in Land Conservation

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. […]

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Valley Conservation Newsletter

Citizen’s Alert on New Pipeline Route

VCC and many partners continue to raise serious concerns about Dominion’s proposed 42-inch Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) that would traverse rugged mountain terrain and working farm and forest lands in three counties within VCC’s service region. A recent route adjustment adds 30 miles to the alignment, moving the route south through Highland County and into […]

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Valley Conservation Council
17 Barristers Row
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 540-886-3541
info@valleyconservation.org

Upcoming Events

  1. Kites & Critters

    April 22 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Backyard Botetourt – Earth Day: Our Watershed Health

    April 23 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm