The Piedmont View

Spring 2014 Piedmont View

This year's spring edition of the Piedmont View includes a look at this past year's amazing conservation successes. You can read the individual articles online or view a PDF of the whole issue if you prefer.

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.

Here at PEC, the new year always brings new possibilities for land conservation and stewardship as we respond to a new group of landowners who want to protect the places that make our Piedmont special. This year is particularly hope-filled since Governor McAuliffe, as his two predecessors had done, has pledged to protect 400,000 acres during four years in the Governor’s mansion...

Learn more about the contributions to conservation made by Robert Tier Dennis and Janet Ketchum Grayson Whitehouse.

From the coast to the mountains, many landowners have been tending to their properties in Virginia for generations, carefully sustaining its resources and passing them on. In an effort to honor and highlight conservation efforts in our state, PEC has released For the Love of the Land: 100 Conservation Stories from Across Virginia.

PEC is about half-way through our 3-year habitat restoration project at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook on the border of Clarke and Fauquier Counties.

While Don Loock, PEC’s new Agriculture and Rural Economy Program Manager, may be a new face to some, many of PEC’s friends and partners will recognize him from his eight years as the Land Conservation Officer for Clarke and Rappahannock Counties where he worked with landowners to help them conserve and steward their land.

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