Conserving Land

PEC has helped landowners permanently protect more than 430,000 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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Connecting Community: A park and trail effort in Gordonsville

Connecting Community: A park and trail effort in Gordonsville

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Parks, trails, and sidewalks help weave a community together. Simply put, when we are connected to gathering places, we become better connected to each other. A walkable town or neighborhood allows for a stronger ‘sense of place’ to develop. This notion ...
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Albemarle County Reaches Conservation Milestone

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Only the second locality in the state to reach such a milestone, Albemarle County surpassed 100,000 acres of land permanently protected by conservation easements! In 2018, an additional 1,055 acres were protected in the county, bringing the grand total to ...
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Speaking Up for Land Conservation

Speaking Up for Land Conservation

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(By Rex Linville) My job with The Piedmont Environmental Council usually has me visiting farms and forests in Albemarle and Greene counties and advising landowners on conservation strategies for their property. But early this November, I found myself on Constitution ...
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An Eye on Richmond

An Eye on Richmond

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It’s that time of year. While most are consumed with thoughts about gifts for that impossible relative or honing survival skills for holiday parties, I find my mind preoccupied with Richmond and a new General Assembly session ...
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Award-Winning Farmer Protects Farmland for Future Generations

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This past summer, in an effort to preserve the prime farmland and help ensure continued operations, the Nixons chose to permanently protect 382 acres of their land through a conservation easement with the Piedmont Environmental Council, Culpeper Soil and Water ...
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