We’re Hiring!

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.

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Aerial shot of Hazard Mill Farms.

Marrying Agriculture & Conservation

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 […]

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Video Highlight: Protecting Working Land in the Shenandoah Valley

This video highlighting best management practices at Big Rock Dairy in the Shenandoah Valley is part of the Virginia CSP Champions series, which profiles producers across Virginia in the Conservation Stewardship Program with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Over the span of 2018-2020, the Simmons family engaged Valley Conservation Council to protect this working land […]

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John Hutchinson Named Executive Director

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 […]

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Conservation Partnership to Accelerate Clean Water and Farmland Protection

 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 […]

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Change is in the Air

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 […]

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VCC Earns National Recognition

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 […]

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Conservation Update from VCC

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 […]

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

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