New easement in Southampton supports bat habitat, adds canoe access on the Nottoway River

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.
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Virginia Military Institute Cadets Give Back at VOF’s House Mountain Reserve

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
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VOF opens 2019 RFP for Forest CORE Fund grants

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) is accepting proposals for the second round of grants for the Forest CORE Fund covering the Mountain Valley Pipeline region. This round seeks to disburse $3 million to offset forest fragmentation caused by pipeline construction. The request for p
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Places That Connect: Rust Nature Sanctuary, Loudoun County

When she decided to place her home and its 63 acres of forest and meadow under easement with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation in 1994, Margaret Rust was beginning to feel surrounded. The town of Leesburg had recently built houses near her property line to the east, and a 600-lot resid
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