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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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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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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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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