VOF establishes committee to engage community in House Mountain management

At its June 25 meeting in Warrenton, Va., the Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to establish a House Mountain Committee to provide a continuing forum for community input in the management of VOF’s 876-acre House Mountain Reserve in Rockbridge County. V
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Investing in House Mountain’s Future

Twenty-five years after working with partners in Rockbridge County to purchase House Mountain as a public resource, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation is looking to flesh out a management plan outline that was drafted by the partners in 1988, but never fully developed or implemented. VO
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VOF designates new Special Project Area in Rockbridge, Botetourt

At its June 26 Board of Trustees meeting, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation approved the designation of a new Special Project Area in Rockbridge and Botetourt counties. The Buffalo Creek-Purgatory Mountain Special Project Area encompasses 178,800 acres bordered on the west by the Georg
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VOF, NRCS Partner to Protect Family Dairy in Rockbridge County

By Barbara Bowen, NRCS “When milk prices tanked, nobody saw it coming. Instead of using the money to better the farm, we are now using it to buy the farm.” That simple statement from Rockbridge County dairy owner Linda Leech summarizes the positive impact conservation ease
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