Learn more about the new Heirs’ Property Act in Virginia and what it means for families who share ownership of land or have inherited land without a will.
Video recording of the presentations:
Here are a few links to resources that were mentioned:
- Monday, November 2 – Rappahannock County Comprehensive Plan 2020: Joint meeting with Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, 7:00 pm at Rappahannock Co. Elementary School Gymnasium
- Historic Rappahannock County Property Records Related to Shenandoah National Park Creation are now Available to the Public: The online database is hosted by James Madison University (JMU) and accessible from the Piedmont Environmental Council’s webpage on the project: pecva.org/snp-digital-records.
- Rappahannock-Rapidan Conservation Initiative Storymap – Blue Ridge to the Bay
- October 20, PEC webinar: Plant Northern Piedmont Plants: Changing How We Think About Our Landscapes
- Garden Club of Virginia Conservation Forum
- Be part of the water quality Implementation Plan for Mountain Run, Muddy Run, and the Lower Hazel River in Culpeper County – join the workgroup! First meeting is 10/28 at 6:30pm, and more opportunities to follow. Contact David Evans, VA Dept. of Environmental Quality, for more information at email@example.com, (703) 583-3835
- Sign up for PEC and Friends of the Rappahannock’s 2021 Headwater Stream Initiative: A free technical service for landowners to plant native trees and shrubs along headwater streams in the Upper Rappahannock River watershed.
- Learn more about VA Agricultural Cost-share “best management practices” and apply today for livestock exclusion fencing with Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District:
- Rappahannock County Park’s website and upcoming volunteer opportunities: https://rappahannockcountypark.weebly.com/
- RLEP’s Dark Skies Initiative is still accepting applications for free light replacements!
Farm and Food:
- PEC’s Farm to Food Bank Initiative:
- More on PEC’s Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows
- Re-launched Buy Fresh Buy Local Piedmont website
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.
- Chris Miller, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maggi Blomstrom, Land Conservation Field Representative, email@example.com
- Claire Catlett, Land Conservation Field Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chris Hawk, Land Use Field Representative, email@example.com
- Matt Coyle, Local Food Systems Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
-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).
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.