The Virginia Outdoors Foundation will be opening Hayfields Farm in Highland County to the public for two community events in June. The first event will be a free fishing day on Saturday, June 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on a portion of the one-mile stretch of the Bullpasture River
Situated a few miles south of Martinsville on the Smith River, the 75-acre Gravely Nature Preserve has many stories to tell. One of these comes from the old tobacco barns and a family cemetery on the property, which bear witness to its 19th-century history as a tobacco plantation. Ano
Wes Kent has always had farming in his sights. “My father didn’t own a farm, but he managed one, and it’s what I always wanted to do,” he says. “Being able to feed people and produce a quality product is important to me.” Kent owns and runs Winding River Farms in Augusta County, which
Critical habitat for a threatened bat species will be preserved thanks to a new open-space easement recorded by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation in Southampton County. The easement on the “Shand’s Tract,” as it’s called, was supported by $700,000 from the U.S.
Armed with loopers and handsaws, cadets from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) helped to clear a section of trail in VOF’s 875-acre House Mountain Reserve last week as part of their spring field training exercises. The trail has become clogged with mountain laurel, rhododendron branch