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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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.”
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Event: On Friday, February 22, at 6 p.m., the Goose Creek Association and the Land Trust of Virginia bring you: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, the acclaimed film based on the book by Miriam Horn of the Environmental Defense Fund. Three rugged individualists explore how to preserve their way of life by stewarding the land and […]
Albemarle County (December 12, 2018) – The Land Trust of Virginia, holding more conservation easements than any other private land trust in the Commonwealth, is pleased to announce that 182.4 acres of entirely forested land, located southeast of Batesville, Virginia, is forever protected through the landowner’s donation of a conservation easement. Located in Albemarle County, Miran Forest has been protected with the intention of providing public access in perpetuity by the landowners, the American […]
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Fauquier County, VA (October 18, 2018) – Local landowners, Kyle and Sarah Jo Luby, recently worked with the Land Trust of Virginia to permanently protect their piece of Virginia’s Horse Country through the donation of a conservation easement. Their 31-acre property is located on Coon Tree Road in Fauquier County, four miles north of The Plains. Kyle and Sarah Jo purchased the property in 2017 having […]
Fauquier County Farmland Donated to Land Trust of Virginia – 130 acres protected for future generations
Fauquier County, VA (October 1, 2018) – The Land Trust of Virginia is pleased to announce that 130 acres of farmland and forest near The Plains is forever protected through the landowners’ donation of a conservation easement. The recording of the easement completed protection of the farm’s 424-acres. The farm is home to a herd […]
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