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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Kites and Critters

Natural Bridge Saved!

The Natural Bridge of Virginia, a National Historic Landmark once owned by Thomas Jefferson, certainly deserves preservation for its renowned history. During the process of finding and supporting a suitable buyer and outcome, we found that the surrounding acres also showcase a vast array of natural resources. The property hosts unique forestlands. Recent Virginia Division […]

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VCC Celebrates 25 Years

What do you have when you mix family and friends, live music, an auction of original artwork* and overnight packages from historic inns and hotels, lots of good food and drink, exhibits and farm tours, and an opportunity to support a great conservation nonprofit? VCC’s Silver Anniversary and 25th Annual Membership Meeting! The Date: September […]

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Caution Urged For Atlantic Coast Pipeline Pathway

In June 2014, Dominion Resources and its partners announced plans for a major new natural gas pipeline through Highland and Augusta Counties. If federal officials approve the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, estimated to cost $4.5 billion to $5 billion, then Dominion and its partners will install a 42-inch pipe in a trench 10 to 12 […]

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VCC Hosts VA United Land Trusts Conference

Members from across the Commonwealth of the Virginia United Land Trusts (VaULT) met in Richmond on Tuesday, 27 January 2015, to discuss proposed legislation for the General Assembly, to plan for its annual Land Conservation Conference, to receive updates from the Land Trust Alliance Southeast, and to conduct its annual election of members to its […]

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Staunton, VA 24401
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  1. Kites & Critters 2017, A Day at Bells Lane

    23 April 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm