Conserving Land

Conserving Your 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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Land Conservation Blogroll

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Conservation Community Celebrates Passage of Bipartisan Easement Legislation

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Governor Northam has signed into law important legislation preserving the integrity of conservation easements throughout Virginia. Read More ...
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Heyward Community Forest trails

A Community Forest Grows (and Expands) on the Edge of Charlottesville

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Since the advent of Covid-19, Charlottesville area greenways and open spaces have seen unprecedented visitorship as people have gravitated to the outdoors in search of the physical and emotional benefits of nature and fresh air. That’s why the creation of ...
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A Final Wish Granted

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Carl and Elise Siebentritt’s 29-acre “mountain oasis,” two miles west of Lucketts along the Catoctin ridge and 3.5 miles northeast of Waterford in Loudoun County, was the hub and the heart of their large family for more than 30 years ...
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History at the Top of Bull Run Mountain

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Stretching 15 miles from the village of Aldie in Loudoun County south to New Baltimore in Fauquier County, the Bull Run Mountains have stories to tell. The mountain range is home to 10 unique plant, forest and woodland ecosystems supporting ...
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2021 General Assembly Update

2021 General Assembly Update

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The last six months has been a whirlwind of legislative action. The 2020 special session extended into mid-October, creating a mad scramble at its conclusion to prepare for the 2021 regular session. PEC was busy drafting bills and budget amendments, ...
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