Welcome to the Valley Conservation Council

One of Virginia’s premier land trusts, the Valley Conservation Council is a member-supported nonprofit that protects the natural resources, cultural heritage, and agricultural vitality of the greater Shenandoah Valley region.

We provide leadership, technical expertise, and local knowledge to help keep the Valley's special places intact. Over the past 25 years, VCC and its partners have conserved tens of thousands of acres of private farms and forests in Virginia.

Join us as we make an enduring difference in America’s legendary Shenandoah Valley.

Conservation starts with people. Join us in protecting one of the most beautiful landscapes in America.

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Our Focus Areas

Natural Resources

Protecting our region's treasured natural resources, legendary throughout American history, is critical for the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay and beyond.

Cultural Heritage

Respecting our rich heritage means taking good care of the places, communities, and landmarks that have cultural significance for the region, Virginia, and America.

Agricultural Vitality

Fostering the agricultural sector, our region's oldest economic engine, is a critical part of America's network of food producers, marketers, and well-informed consumers.  

Meet our team


Brenda Mead

Executive Director
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Sara Hollberg

Programs Manager
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Genevieve Goss

Upper James Program Manager
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Faye Cooper

Executive Director Emerita

As a private, member-based conservation organization, the Valley Conservation Council depends upon your support.

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Contact Us:

Valley Conservation Council
17 Barristers Row
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 877.216.1782

Upcoming Events

  1. Meeting – VCC Board of Directors

    27 June 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Policy and Easement Consideration – VOF Board of Trustees

    30 June 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm