Purchase of Development Rights (PDR)

2021 Land Conservation Update

2021 Land Conservation Update

This annual publication of The Piedmont Environmental Council highlights land conservation opportunities available to landowners in the region. This edition includes a feature on a recent Purchase of Development Rights easement in Fauquier County, 2020 Piedmont land conservation totals and general information for those who may be interested in putting their land in easement.

On the Ground Updates – December 2020

On the Ground Updates – December 2020

A series of short updates from around the PEC region – Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock.

Fauquier’s PDR program helps working farms

Fauquier’s PDR program helps working farms

Fauquier’s Purchase of Development Rights program pays landowners of agricultural operations to limit the development potential of their land through a conservation easement. Unlike a donated conservation easement, the PDR program pays farmers a flat rate of $25,000 per development right they wish to extinguish.