More Southside landowners embracing conservation easements

Nowhere is the demand for conservation easements more evident than in Southside—a region stretching along the Virginia-North Carolina border from Patrick to Dinwiddie. Approximately 40 percent of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s new easement acreage in 2013 was recorded in Sou
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56,697 acres of open space protected by VOF in 2013

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation conserved 56,697 new acres of open space in 2013 — its fourth-greatest year ever. VOF recorded nearly 200 easements in 62 localities, including a 7,312-acre easement in Halifax County that protects one of the largest contiguous private properties
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Historic B&B uses land preservation tax credits to go solar

Oak Grove Plantation, a bed & breakfast just outside South Boston in Halifax County, works hard to minimize its environmental footprint. Some of the steps it has taken include recycling, composting, installing energy-efficient storm windows, offering optional linen service, drying
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