VOF files pipeline-related staff reports with FERC

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation recently submitted staff reports to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) detailing the potential impacts to 10 VOF conservation easements if FERC approves the current route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The reports were produced i
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VOF allocates more than $1.5M to increase open space access in 11 localities

At a meeting in Henrico County on February 9, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) board of trustees approved the allocation of more than $1.5 million from its Open Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund to help fund 11 conservation projects that would use open-space easements to incre
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VOF board defers decision on Atlantic Coast Pipeline conversion applications

At a meeting in Henrico County on February 9, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s board of trustees voted to defer a decision on applications presented by Dominion to convert open space on 10 easements that lie in the path of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The board a
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VOF receives revised applications for Atlantic Coast Pipeline “conversion” request

Dominion Resources today submitted revised applications for conversion of open space on 10 Virginia Outdoors Foundation easements in Highland, Bath, Augusta and Nelson counties that lie in the path of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The applications will be considered by the VOF
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VOF surpasses 800,000 acres of protected land

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) capped off its 50th anniversary celebration in 2016 by recording several conservation easements in the last week of December that pushed its portfolio of protected land past the 800,000-acre mark. Altogether, VOF protected about 21,000 new acres
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VOF responds to recent exchange between FERC, ACP

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation yesterday responded to recent exchanges of information between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) related to the possible crossing of 10 VOF easements by the current proposed pipeline route. FERC sough
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Winter closure announcement for Bull Run Mountains NAP

As part of ongoing property management and maintenance efforts, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation will be closing public access to the Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve in Fauquier and Prince William counties for the winter season starting on December 1. VOF will use the closure
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Mountain Valley Pipeline proposes route that avoids VOF easements

Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) LLC, recently filed a new route alternative for its proposed gas pipeline in southwestern Virginia that, if adopted, would avoid crossing all Virginia Outdoors Foundation easements. MVP filed the proposed route, called the Mount Tabor Route Variation, wi
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VOF asks pipeline developers to present “conversion” applications at February meeting

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation has asked Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers to present applications for conversion of open space land under the Open Space Land Act at its February 9, 2017 board meeting if the current alignments and project schedules rema
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VOF responds to Elk Hill easement being added to formal ACP scoping process

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation recently learned that the historic Elk Hill property in Nelson County, which is protected by a VOF easement, has been added to the formal scoping process for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) being conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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