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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Albemarle County’s Acquisition of Conservation Easement Program (ACE)

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The Acquisition of Conservation Easement (ACE) program has been an extremely important tool for the protection of rural resources in Albemarle County. Of the almost 100,000 acres of protected land in Albemarle County almost 10% of it has been protected ...
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Help Protect Virginia’s Piedmont

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Land conservation is critical to protecting the water we drink, conserving the farms that grow our food, providing habitat for plants and animals, and saving special places that have shaped our history and provide us with healthy places to hike, ...
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Trail Blazing

Trail Blazing

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Pedestrian and bicycle trail systems can improve our health, increase property value, provide sustainable transportation choices and even strengthen a community’s economy — especially in an urban area. Something not everyone may know about PEC is that we’ve been working ...
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Montpelier-Grelen Trail Receives “Virginia Treasures” Award

Montpelier-Grelen Trail Receives “Virginia Treasures” Award

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Part of a nine-mile trail system with old-growth forests and meadows, the Montpelier-Grelen Trail links the historic James Madison’s Montpelier with Grelen Nursery, a 25-year-old working tree nursery in Orange County. On April 19, the Trail was officially designated as ...
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Fauquier Hits a Conservation Milestone

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A significant milestone happened this summer that took the collective effort of hundreds of landowners, farmers and families. Leading the charge, Fauquier became the first county in Virginia to forever preserve more than 100,000 acres of land using conservation easements ...
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