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Online Event: Local Update for PEC Supporters in Culpeper & Rappahannock

Online Event: Local Update for PEC Supporters in Culpeper & Rappahannock

Video recording of the presentations:


Here are a few links to resources that were mentioned:

Land Use:

Land Conservation:

Outdoor Recreation:

Farm and Food:

Additional Items to Share:

  • Carbon off-set programs currently exist much like conservation easements, where a forested land would be assessed for its “fair market value,” then compared to its “carbon off-set” value, which is a protected forest enhanced with a forest management plan and certified as a sustainable forest. The difference between these two values reveals the potential carbon credit that could be sold in a carbon market. 
    • To learn more about carbon offsetting for forested lands, read this great article by Dylan Jenkins ACF, CF in The Consultant (Association for Consulting Foresters) 
    • The Land Trust Alliance has piloted several carbon sequestration projects in partnership with regional land trusts like The Nature Conservancy’s Working Woodlands program for private landowners in Central Appalachia. 
    • Finite Carbon has developed in partnership with the Land Trust Alliance a CORE Carbon program for smaller forested acres to participate in carbon sequestration off-set markets.

If you have questions about any of the content in the webinar that we didn’t get to, don’t hesitate to contact our staff. 

Online Event: Local Update for PEC Supporters in Loudoun County

Online Event: Local Update for PEC Supporters in Loudoun County

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Zoom meeting, A Local Update for PEC Supporters in Loudoun County on Tuesday, September 29, 2020! While we certainly miss seeing folks face-to-face, we hope you enjoyed the online presentation and learned a little bit more about the things keeping us busy these days.

Online Event: Local Update for PEC Supporters in Clarke County

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Zoom meeting, A Local Update for PEC Supporters in Clarke County on Friday, September 11, 2020! While we certainly miss seeing folks face-to-face, we hope you enjoyed the online presentation and learned a little bit more about the things keeping us busy these days.

Take Action: Ask Your Delegate to Oppose SB 5106

-August 2020 General Assembly Special Session-

PEC is asking that you contact your Delegate and request that they oppose Senate Bill 5106. This legislation would extend the sunset date for various local land use approvals (plats, rezonings, special use permits and exceptions, etc.) that were valid as of July 1, 2020 for another 2 years (until at least July 1, 2022).

Online Event: Local Update for PEC Supporters in Fauquier County

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Zoom meeting, A Local Update for PEC Supporters in Fauquier County on Tuesday, August 11, 2020! While we certainly miss seeing folks face-to-face, we hope you enjoyed the online presentation and learned a little bit more about the things keeping us busy these days.