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The Land Trust of Virginia partners with private landowners who wish to voluntarily protect and preserve their working farmland or natural lands with significant scenic, historic, and ecological value for the benefit of our community using conservation easements.
Conservation easements protect open space, farms, forests, rivers, streams, battlefields, vistas and historic sites in perpetuity. When a landowner donates a conservation easement, they maintain ownership of their land; they can sell it or pass it on to heirs. The land remains on the county tax rolls. What changes is that the land itself is protected from development forever.
Founded nearly a quarter century ago, the Land Trust of Virginia is a thriving 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies upon the generous support of our community and landowners to fulfill our mission. We are a trusted conservation partner, recognized and accredited by the Land Trust Alliance as a land trust that meets “national standards for protecting natural places and working lands forever.”
The Land Trust of Virginia has deep roots in northern Virginia, although our land protection has slowly been expanding south, and we have been working hard for almost 30 years to add to the quality of all of our lives. Our work has never been more important to me than right now. What is […]
LTV Earns National Recognition: Demonstrating a Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence
Press Release: Middleburg, VA (March 3, 2020) – The Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) has been awarded a second renewal of its accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission. In doing so, LTV became one of the first 27 land trusts in the nation to have earned that distinction. One thing that unites […]
As wonderfully stated in the January 2020 edition of the Middleburg Life, “Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get dirty, albeit metaphorically” – and movie goers did just that! On February 21st, the Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) and Goose Creek Association (GCA) co-sponsored a free community screening of the documentary film The […]
22nd Annual Garden Party to Save Virginia’s CountrysideSunday, May 31, 2020 atMr. and Mrs. Tom Dungan’s Elysian Fields The Land Trust of Virginia’s (LTV) annual Garden Party to Save Virginia’s Countryside will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Elysian Fields, the spectacular estate of Tom and Nancy Dungan. Located in The Plains, […]
LAND TRUST OF VIRGINIA and GOOSE CREEK ASSOCIATION PRESENT the ACCLAIMED FILM: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM AT THE HILL SCHOOL FEBRUARY 21, 2020 “Mother Nature has Never Been More Inspiring” – Alice Waters Event: On Friday, February 21, at 6 p.m., the Land Trust of Virginia and the Goose Creek Association bring you, The Biggest […]
PROPERTY FOR SALE IN STAFFORD COUNTY NEAR KELLOGG MILL AT ABEL LAKE, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 Check out this beautiful property (click here) – 128.7 ACRES overlooking Stafford’s beautiful Abel Lake – 3000 ft of frontage on Long Branch Creek! Conservation easement with VA Dept of Forestry allows for a home, detached structures, farm […]
Protecting the Land: Land Trust of Virginia bestows honors on Conservation Leaders at 21st Annual Garden Party!
The host for the event, Rose Marie Bogley (second from left), enjoying the afternoon among friends. Upperville, VA (May 23, 2018) – More than 350 guests gathered on Sunday, May 20th in Upperville to celebrate the Land Trust of Virginia’s (LTV) ongoing conservation efforts in the Commonwealth. The 20th annual Garden Party was hosted […]
Press Release: The Land Trust of Virginia Applies for Renewal of its Accreditation; a Public Comment Period is Now Open The Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) is applying for renewal of its accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must […]
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