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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Action Alert: Protecting Farmland Now and For the Future

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Farmland lost is farmland lost forever. Budget amendment 97 #2h (Gooditis) would provide an additional $2 million to the Farmland Preservation Fund grant program (current funding is only $250,000), providing much-needed matching funds and encouraging other localities to adopt Purchase ...
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aerial image of farmland in the goose creek watershed

Support SB 1199 and Reject the Proposed Floor Substitute

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Good news! On Tuesday, January 26, Senator Stuart's attempt at a floor substitute for SB 1199 was defeated. This allowed the bill that came out of full committee to proceed to a floor vote. On Wednesday, January 27, SB 1199 ...
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aerial image of farmland in the goose creek watershed

Take Action in Support of Land Conservation Legislation

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Ask your elected officials to support bipartisan legislation that would strengthen conservation easements - HB 1760 and SB 1199 ...
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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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