Historic & Scenic Landscapes

Historic & Scenic Landscapes

The Piedmont's beautiful vistas also present some of America's most historic terrain-where visionaries, pioneers, farmers, generals, soldiers, slaves and Presidents lived and left their mark. 

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

Released: For the Love of the Land

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. 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

From the Field: PEC’s Piedmont Memorial Overlook

The first two steps in land management are to assess what condition the land is in and then decide what your goals are. PEC is going through both of these steps at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook—our 50-acre tract that straddles Clarke and Fauquier county. Read More

The Piedmont Through the Viewfinder

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, and that couldn’t be more true than when it comes to the beauty of Virginia’s Piedmont. No one knows this better than our regional photographers. With this region’s mountains, rolling farmland, forests, meadows, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, plants, interesting towns and history—it’s enough to make anyone have to grab a camera and start shooting. PEC will continue to celebrate the Piedmont’s photographers of all skill levels with the opening of our 4th Annual Photo Contest this July. We’ve been delighted with the success of our past three contests, and we are excited to see this year’s submissions. Read More

More Historic & Scenic Landscapes

  • Tools to Preserve Rural Land

    Many tools are available to preserve rural land, from private land conservation to Purchase of Development Rights programs, land use taxation, zoning provisions and more. Read More
  • Main Street Culpeper

    Honoring Local History

    "This part of northern Virginia has soaked up more of the blood, sweat and tears of American history than any other part of the country." --Late Yale historian C. Vann Woodward Read More
  • The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

    PEC is proud to be a part of The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising national awareness of the unparalleled history in the region. Read More
  • Commentary on Surry-Skiffes Creek Transmission Line

    by PEC Staff Rob Marmet, Senior Energy Policy Advisor On Tuesday November 26th the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) issued its Final Order approving a 500 kV line that crosses the James River near Williamsburg, Virginia...This application was extremely controversial from its inception3. At 500 kV this line is very large, more typical of an inter-state transmission line than a 7.4 mile intra-state regional reliability solution. Read More

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