Madison County

PEC’s Madison County staff supports our land use and land conservation activities in the county. PEC is dedicated to promoting healthy communities and the preservation of Madison’s rural character, environment and historic resources.

PEC 2024 Annual Meeting: Inspiring Conservation with Dr. Travis Belote

PEC 2024 Annual Meeting: Inspiring Conservation with Dr. Travis Belote

Join PEC on June 1 for our 2024 Annual Meeting in the heart of Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall …
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Tell Congress: Support the Artificial Intelligence Environmental Impacts Act

The human and environmental costs of the data center industry are only predicted to worsen with the rise of cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence applications. That’s why we’re supporting a new congressional bill, the Artificial Intelligence …
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Who’s Protecting the Piedmont?

Here, we highlight two of those people, who are protecting the Piedmont with a passion and focus on stemming the decline of our once-abundant grassland birds …
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A Conservation Journey in Madison County

Carolyn Smith’s Madison County property has been on quite the journey since her parents first purchased the former cattle operation in 1965. Donating a 129-acre conservation easement in late 2023 came on the heels of …
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6,315 acres conserved in nine-county region last year

The Piedmont Environmental Council reports that in 2023, 6,315 acres of land in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties were permanently protected with 52 new conservation easements …
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Take This Survey on Madison County’s Future

As a Madison County resident, you have the opportunity to weigh in on the comprehensive plan …