In Virginia, easements can be donated to a number of public and private entities. The Piedmont Environmental Council holds conservation easements on approximately 5,500 acres of land in the Piedmont and is ready to help landowners complete their easement with the best organization for their land. The majority of conservation easements held in Virginia are held by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, which is a state agency. In some cases, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources or the Virginia Department of Forestry may be the best entity to accept your easement.

PEC staff will work with you closely to evaluate your options and help you choose the right easement holder for you and your land. To help determine the best easement holder for your special property, please contact PEC's land conservation staff in your county, or contact our Land Conservation Program Coordinator Kristie Kendall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 540-347-2334 x29.