VOF sets planning in motion for Hayfields property in Highland County

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) has initiated planning for the 1,034-acre Hayfields Farm in Highland County, which is being acquired by VOF following a three-year process in which Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC sought conversion of open space on 10 VOF easements for a p
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VOF announces grant opportunity for easements that include public access

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is seeking proposals for open-space easements that would result in new outdoor recreation and education opportunities for the public, especially in cities and towns where such opportunities are lacking. To help fund the acquisition of easements, VOF ha
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VOF trustees approve ACP and MVP conversion applications at Oct. 16 public meeting

At a special public meeting in Richmond on October 16, 2017, the board of trustees of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation unanimously approved applications for “conversion of open space” by two natural gas pipeline developers that propose to cross 11 VOF open-space easements in five coun
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Updated: Special board meeting scheduled to complete review of pipeline conversion applications

Update: Both Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline have submitted revised conversion applications, which they describe as reducing the overall proposed impact to VOF easements. The revised applications, along with VOF’s staff reports, may be downloaded from the Oc
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Updated: VOF goes to bat for conservation on several electric transmission projects

As utility companies expand and upgrade Virginia’s electrical grid, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation has been involved in the review of upgrade projects to determine and mitigate any potential impacts to existing VOF open-space easements. In several recent cases, VOF has helped to inf
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VOF defers decision on MVP conversion application, supports FERC recommendation on access road

Update (7/26/2017): On July, 21 2017 MVP, LLC submitted an appeal to FERC on condition #16 of the FEIS, which would have required MVP, LLC to avoid the access road MVP-RO-279.01 on the VOF easement referenced below. VOF staff will continue to work with our Board of Trustees on the app
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Mountain Valley Pipeline applies for conversion on Roanoke County easement

The developer of a proposed 42-inch natural gas pipeline in southwestern Virginia has applied for conversion of 0.62 acres on a 590-acre open-space easement held by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation along the border of Roanoke and Montgomery counties.   The application, submitted
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Explore VOF’s conserved lands online with interactive Map Room

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is excited to announce a new Map Room feature available through our website. The Map Room, which is hosted by ESRI at http://vof.maps.arcgis.com, functions as a central portal for online maps and GIS data, and is intended to further the public’s a
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VOF announces spring opening, new ranger, new hours at Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is re-opening the Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve on Saturday, April 15, for hiking and educational programs. The preserve hours of operation for the season are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The High Point cliff area, whic
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VOF notifies Mountain Valley Pipeline, FERC that maintenance road would trigger conversion process on Roanoke County easement

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) has notified the developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), that a proposed maintenance road for the pipeline on a VOF easement in Roanoke County would be inconsistent with the te
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