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 Williams counties for the winter season starting on December 1. VOF will use the closur
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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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Pipeline project applications will not be on Sept. 29 agenda

Two natural gas pipeline projects that had been planning to present applications for conversion of VOF-protected open space at the upcoming September 29 VOF board meeting have deferred those applications until a later date, to be determined. The applications by Atlantic Coast Pipeline
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Portrait of a Steward: Matthew Heldreth

Matthew Heldreth’s ancestors have been farming in Rural Retreat for four generations, but the farm’s future was in jeopardy when his father died of cancer in 2008, placing responsibility for the farm’s debts on Matthew just as he was starting college. Thanks in part to the
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VOF board to consider pipeline “conversion” applications at September meeting

Note: Please read an update to this story here. Two natural gas pipeline projects in Virginia — Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) — are planning to present applications for conversion of protected open space on 11 Virginia Outdoors Foundation
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Portrait of a Steward: Jake Cutchin

For more than a century Jake Cutchin and his ancestors have worked the soil on Shady Grove Farm near the small Suffolk town of Holland. In 2012, he protected the property’s conservation values by donating an easement to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. This video is the second
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VOF honored by McAuliffe Administration at 2016 Environment Virginia Symposium

GEEA award presentation
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation was named a Gold Medal recipient during the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award ceremony on April 7 at the 27th Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington, Va. The awards recognize significant contributions of environmental and conservation lead
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