Conserving Land

PEC has helped landowners permanently protect more than 420,000 acres of rural or natural land. Conservation easements help ensure that the Virginia Piedmont is always characterized by its open spaces, healthy environment, and cultural resources.

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Virginia Survey Shows Support for Conservation

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Over three-quarters of Virginias support investing $300 million annually to protect Virginia’s natural resources. Read more>> ...
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Conservation Outcomes from a Speedy Special Session

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Well, that was fast! Less than two weeks after gaveling in on Monday, Aug. 2, the Virginia General Assembly concluded its special session on Tuesday, Aug. 10 ...
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PEC Quarterly Keynote: Conservation and Collaboration

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Together with the Shenandoah National Park Trust and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Virginia Working Landscapes, the Piedmont Environmental Council presented its 2nd virtual Quarterly Keynote on Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 pm ...
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Every Five Years…

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The Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Piedmont Environmental Council is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public ...
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2021 Land Conservation Update

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This annual publication of The Piedmont Environmental Council highlights land conservation opportunities available to landowners in the region. This edition includes a feature on a recent Purchase of Development Rights easement in Fauquier County, 2020 Piedmont land conservation totals and ...
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