Land Conservation

Conserving and Managing Your Land

PEC has helped landowners permanently protect nearly 370,000 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.

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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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From the Piedmont View

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

Burning to Restore Farmland

Mar 18, 2016
PEC's 141 acre property near Gilbert's Corner
PEC is heating things up. We are conducting a controlled burn, also known as a prescribed burn, on approximately 20 acres of our property near the intersection of Route 50 and Route 15 in Loudoun…

This Year's General Assembly

Mar 18, 2016
Update of the 2016 General Assembly
Each winter, one hundred state delegates and forty state senators convene for the Virginia General Assembly, in either a 45-day “short session” or a 60-day “long session.” This year—it was a long…

President's Letter - Spring 2016

Mar 18, 2016
In February, I faced a new challenge—explaining the mission and programs of PEC to millennials. I was asked to give a guest lecture to an audience of undergraduate and graduate students at the…

A Quest for Wildlife Habitat Restoration at Home

Jun 10, 2015
When you first visit Bruce Jones’ property, you’re apt to get overwhelmed. Everywhere you turn, something is fluttering, flowers are blooming, and life is happening. “Once you get it in your blood,”…

Conservation Milestone at Gilberts Corner

Mar 24, 2014
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,…

Conservation Questions?

Our Land Conservation Staff work throughout the Piedmont.

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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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