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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Free Easement Packet for Landowners

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PEC's Land Conservation staff has assembled this easement packet filled with important information about  conservation easements -- including a sample PEC Easement and guidelines on how to proceed with donating a easement ...
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What Does 2021 Hold for Conservation?

What Does 2021 Hold for Conservation?

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The 2020 Special Session, focused on resolving budget issues stemming from Covid and addressing police and criminal justice reform, has ended just in time for the holidays. But as in the movie Groundhog Day, now we prepare to do it ...
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Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund

Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund

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The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund (the “Fauquier Fund”) is dedicated to protecting land with important natural, historic, scenic, and agricultural resources in Fauquier County, Virginia. An advisory committee, composed of local residents and PEC staff, ...
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Webinar: Keeping Land in the Family

Webinar: Keeping Land in the Family

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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 ...
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Support Conservation Funding and Programs

Support Conservation Funding and Programs

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Thank legislators for supporting VLCF funding and remind them of the importance of all of our state conservation programs in 2021. Learn More & Take Action ...
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