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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Carl Siebentritt looks out at pond

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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aerial shot from Bull Run Mountains

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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Catoctin Creek watershed

Catoctin Creek Conservation Fund

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The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Catoctin Creek Conservation Fund assists with the costs of conservation easements and land purchase transactions to protect the agricultural, historic, rural, and scenic character of the Catoctin Creek watershed in Loudoun County, Virginia. An advisory committee, ...
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Local Land Conservation Total in 2020

Local Land Conservation Total in 2020

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5,287 acres of land were protected by conservation easements last year ...
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