Land Conservation

Land Conservation

PEC has helped landowners permanently protect over 357,000 acres of rural or natural land. Conservation Easements help ensure that the Virginia Piedmont is always characterized by its open spaces, healthy environment, and cultural resources.

Conserving and Managing Your Land

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Conserving Your Land

Find out more about permanently protecting
your land with a Conservation Easement.

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Managing Your Land

Information for landowners interested in improving
wildlife habitat and water quality.

 

Land Conservation Policy

There are an array of public policy decisions at the local, state and federal level that impact land conservation in the Piedmont. We'll let you know when and where to speak up or take action. You can also check here for information about the economic benefits of land conservation, as well as the various tax criteria and incentives available to protect land. 

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For the Love of the Land

For the Love of the Land features 100 conservation success stories from across Virginia, representing every legislative district—a sampling from among thousands of places in the Commonwealth that are now protected forever. At a time when many of the special places in Virginia could easily be lost, these stories remind us why land conservation is so important.

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The following articles appeared in PEC's Membership Newsletter -- The Piedmont View

Farmer-Chef Express

The Piedmont Environmental Council is always looking for ways to strengthen our local food economy. After a lot of brain­storming, developing and website testing, Farmer-Chef Express was launched this past August! Read More

Letter from the President- Fall 2014 Edition

One of the important characteristics of PEC is that we are relevant. Our mission, our programs, our actions, and our words are taken seriously, both within our communities and by theoutside world. And even though PEC gets the most attention for our stances in oppositionto questionable or poorly conceived projects such as the Dominion Transmission Line projector the Charlottesville Western Bypass, the reality is that the bulk of our work is proactive and positive in nature, and it matters Read More

Piedmont Memorial Overlook Update

The meadow at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook is in full bloom! Read More

Explore Warrenton Trails

See a map with Warrenton's trails, and find out where to view additional trail maps in Fauquier County. Read More

Conservation Milestone at Gilberts Corner

Weathered barns, historic buildings, forested rolling green hills and pastoral open fields with large bales of hay—this is the view surrounding the intersection of Routes 15 and 50 in Loudoun County, known by many as Gilberts Corner. Read More

Conservation Questions?

Our Land Conservation Staff work throughout the Piedmont.

Find the staff person nearest you.

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Free Easement Packet

Important information about conservation easements -- including a sample PEC Easement and guidelines on how to proceed with donating a easement.

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