More Conservation Work in the Region
As land development patterns continue to change, landowners and local governments outside our original Northern Virginia service area have sought out the Trust to provide conservation planning and assistance to traditionally rural areas.
In the northern Piedmont, the Trust accepted its first conservation easement in Fauquier County at the end of 2014, permanently protecting a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.
The Trust is involved with the Blue Ridge Coalition, a collaborative effort to build appreciation and protection of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Shenandoah National Park and Harpers Ferry. Meanwhile, we continue to assist our communities in permanently protecting important working lands, natural areas, and historically important sites, and we welcome additional opportunities to engage with the public.
Caroline, King George, and Spotsylvania Counties
The Trust works with the George Washington Regional Commission – the regional planning commission serving Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline Counties and the City of Fredericksburg – to implement new local water quality standards under the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP). The Trust is also working across the region to permanently protect important forests, farmland, wetlands, and valuable Civil War sites and battlefields.
We look forward to connecting with communities and private landowners interested in conserving their land in these counties. We want to help you protect the land you love forever in this very significant part of Virginia.