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. VOF will review the revisions and produce staff reports prior to the October review. The revi
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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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For Smyth County family, VOF easement protects both land and legacy

Several years ago, a neighbor asked Shelley Waddle if she and her husband, Jeff, had ever considered protecting their 1,158-acre Saltville farm from development with a conservation easement. She was skeptical at first. “We didn’t understand the process, the terminology,” says Shelley,
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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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Pulaski County easement will provide key linkages in New River Valley greenway

Hazel Hollow in Pulaski County is an 11-acre strip of green space that hugs the northern bank of the New River just across from the City of Radford. Its potential for development as residential riverfront property is obvious and might have been inevitable. Instead, thanks to the wishe
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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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