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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GEEA award presentation

VOF honored by McAuliffe Administration at 2016 Environment Virginia Symposium

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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Portrait of a Steward: Dorothy-Lee Rosen

As part of our 50th anniversary celebration in 2016, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation will be publishing a series of video vignettes featuring landowners who have protected their land with VOF easements. Our first vignette features Dorothy-Lee B. Rosen of Mount Crawford, who protected
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Proposed ACP changes may intersect VOF easements

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation recently learned of proposed changes to the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) that indicate new possible intersections with VOF easements in the Shenandoah Valley. VOF staff has scheduled meetings with ACP staff to determine the specifics of t
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21,000 new acres of open space protected by VOF in 2015

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation permanently protected 21,800 acres of farmland, forests, and other open space through 100 conservation easements in 2015. VOF now protects just under 780,000 acres across the Commonwealth. VOF protected new acreage in 49 different localities. Lunenburg
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