Sources of Funding for Land Conservation & Land Management: Ruckersville Workshop

May 10, 2018 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Jack's Shop Kitchen, Spotswood Trail 14843, Ruckersville, Virginia

There are a wide variety of land management and land conservation programs available to farm and forest landowners in Virginia. It can often be overwhelming trying to learn which programs and funding sources might work best for you and your particular property.

Join us for an overview of federal, state, and local programs offered by the following organizations:

Virginia Department of Forestry, Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Virginia Outdoors Foundation & The Piedmont Environmental Council.

Light dinner provided. Register by Friday, May 4th >>

Questions? Contact Rex Linville at (434) 977-2033, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Full Agenda:

6:00pm Doors open, registration, and free buffet dinner begins.

6:30pm Welcome and overview of the presentations

6:40pm Forest Management & Conservation: Virginia Department of Forestry will discuss a variety of programs including Forest Legacy, Forest Stewardship, Reforestation of Timber lands Cost Share Program, and general landowner assistance.

7:00pm Water Quality Protection & Stream Buffers: Soil & Water Conservation District will describe options and cost-share incentives for landowners, including 100% cost-share for buffer fencing.

7:20pm Conservation Easements: Staff from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Piedmont Environmental Council will give a conservation easement overview including information about financial assistance opportunities.

7:40pm Wildlife Habitat & Related Sources of Funding: USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service will provide an overview of local habitat restoration efforts and present options for making them affordable on your property.

8:00 pm Attendee Questions & Closing Remarks

Similar workshops are also being held in Waterford on May 16 and Middleburg on May 22.

Photo credits: Cattle stream exclusion by John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District; Bobwhite quail by Steve Maslowski, USFWS; Farmland aerial by Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program.

Event sponsors: The Piedmont Environmental Council, Farm Credit of the Virginias, Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy, Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District, VA Department of Forestry, Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Virginia Quail & Early Succession Species Recovery Initiative, USDA NRCS

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