A collaboration working to simultaneously stem the tide of grassland bird decline, improve the resiliency of working landscapes and positively impact the livelihoods that depend upon those lands.
The Virginia Grassland Bird Iniative (VGBI) is a collaboration between The Piedmont Environmental Council, Virginia Working Landscapes, American Farmland Trust and Quail Forever focused on promoting the science-based knowledge and resources needed to manage Virginia’s private lands for grassland bird conservation.
Visit the Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative website to learn more.
Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative offers financial incentives for delayed haying and summer pasture stockpiling
Now through Nov 15, 2022, the Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative (VGBI) is accepting applications for its 2023 financial incentives program.
In 2021, the Holdens partnered with The Piedmont Environmental Council to permanently conserve their rolling 35-acre farm just south of the historic Quaker village of Lincoln.