Dear LTV Family and Friends, 2020 – What a year! I have felt the anxiety and the pain of the pandemic, politics, and racial inequities. But I have also felt a readjustment of my life; finding a healthier balance, spending less time commuting and more time with family, and a greater appreciation for my […]
Land Trust of Virginia
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.”
Get a Jump Start on Protecting Your Land in 2021: An Introduction to Conservation Easements December 8, 2020 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Virtual Webinar hosted by member organizations of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance Do you own and love your land — whether it’s for agriculture, forest, wildlife viewing and habitat, water, or simply its […]
Mapping the Past While Preserving the Future: Waterford couple and Land Trust of Virginia work to save 48 acres of historic landscape
Mapping the Past While Preserving the Future Waterford couple and Land Trust of Virginia work to save 48 acres of historic landscape MIDDLEBURG, VA, August 14, 2020 – “When folks ask my wife Annette, what her husband does for a living,” Gene adds, smiling, “she comments, he does odd jobs in the field of […]
Have you seen the latest edition of The Loudoun-Times Mirror? It has a wonderful feature on LTV’s 200th easement written by John Battiston. Click the article below to learn more. https://www.loudountimes.com/news/protecting-views-and-vistas-in-loudoun-and-beyond-land-trust-of-virginia-logs-200th-easement/article_ddabeece-fe05-11ea-b12d-bf8343638314.html The post Protecting views and vistas in Loudoun and beyond: Land Trust of Virginia logs 200th easement, now protecting nearly 9,400 acres in Loudoun […]
PRESS RELEASE Respecting the lives lost here – 32 Acres of Unison Battlefield Permanently Preserved Loudoun County, VA (August 4, 2020) – A local family has successfully worked with the Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) in conjunction with The Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area Association (VPHAA) to permanently protect their historic Unison property. It will […]
Have you seen the September 2020 edition of Middleburg Life? It contains an interesting article about property owners, Fox Hunts and conservation groups (including LTV) who are making a big impact in conserving our landscapes. Click the article below to learn more. How Fox Hunting Saves the Land we Love – Learn how conservation […]
Spotsylvania County, VA (July 23, 2020) – Not too long ago,1,026 acres of Virginia forest, just a couple of miles NE of Lake Anna State Park, had an unclear future. But not now. Thanks to the foresight of Rich McDaniel, this land is now permanently protected through two conservation easements (784 and 241 acres […]
Have you seen the latest edition of Middleburg Life? It contains this wonderful article about the rich history and conservation of Land Fall Farm in Aldie! The Cantacuzenes (Melissa and her late husband Rodion) have shown a dedication to conservation over the years by donating three easements to LTV in 2007 and 2013, with […]
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