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 advocacy, leadership, technical expertise, and training to help you keep the places you value most. 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

Bruce Rinker

H. Bruce Rinker

Executive Director
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Sara Hollberg

Programs Manager
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Genevieve Goss

Upper James Program Manager
Staff_Van Gundy, Sheryl

Sheryl Van Gundy

Office Manager

As a privately funded 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