Video recording of the presentations:
Here are a few links to resources that were mentioned:
- Monday, November 2 – Rappahannock County Comprehensive Plan 2020: Joint meeting with Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, 7:00 pm at Rappahannock Co. Elementary School Gymnasium
- Historic Rappahannock County Property Records Related to Shenandoah National Park Creation are now Available to the Public: The online database is hosted by James Madison University (JMU) and accessible from the Piedmont Environmental Council’s webpage on the project: pecva.org/snp-digital-records.
- Rappahannock-Rapidan Conservation Initiative Storymap – Blue Ridge to the Bay
- October 20, PEC webinar: Plant Northern Piedmont Plants: Changing How We Think About Our Landscapes
- Garden Club of Virginia Conservation Forum
- Be part of the water quality Implementation Plan for Mountain Run, Muddy Run, and the Lower Hazel River in Culpeper County – join the workgroup! First meeting is 10/28 at 6:30pm, and more opportunities to follow. Contact David Evans, VA Dept. of Environmental Quality, for more information at email@example.com, (703) 583-3835
- Sign up for PEC and Friends of the Rappahannock’s 2021 Headwater Stream Initiative: A free technical service for landowners to plant native trees and shrubs along headwater streams in the Upper Rappahannock River watershed.
- Learn more about VA Agricultural Cost-share “best management practices” and apply today for livestock exclusion fencing with Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District:
- Rappahannock County Park’s website and upcoming volunteer opportunities: https://rappahannockcountypark.weebly.com/
- RLEP’s Dark Skies Initiative is still accepting applications for free light replacements!
Farm and Food:
- PEC’s Farm to Food Bank Initiative:
- More on PEC’s Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows
- Re-launched Buy Fresh Buy Local Piedmont website
Additional Items to Share:
- Carbon off-set programs currently exist much like conservation easements, where a forested land would be assessed for its “fair market value,” then compared to its “carbon off-set” value, which is a protected forest enhanced with a forest management plan and certified as a sustainable forest. The difference between these two values reveals the potential carbon credit that could be sold in a carbon market.
- To learn more about carbon offsetting for forested lands, read this great article by Dylan Jenkins ACF, CF in The Consultant (Association for Consulting Foresters)
- The Land Trust Alliance has piloted several carbon sequestration projects in partnership with regional land trusts like The Nature Conservancy’s Working Woodlands program for private landowners in Central Appalachia.
- Finite Carbon has developed in partnership with the Land Trust Alliance a CORE Carbon program for smaller forested acres to participate in carbon sequestration off-set markets.
If you have questions about any of the content in the webinar that we didn’t get to, don’t hesitate to contact our staff.
- Chris Miller, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maggi Blomstrom, Land Conservation Field Representative, email@example.com
- Claire Catlett, Land Conservation Field Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chris Hawk, Land Use Field Representative, email@example.com
- Matt Coyle, Local Food Systems Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org