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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Virginia Outdoors Foundation Protected 27,300 Acres in 2014

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation permanently protected 27,300 acres of farmland, forests, and other open space through 125 conservation easements in 2014. For the second consecutive year, the largest region for newly protected acreage was Virginia’s Southside, where VOF recorded
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Survey finds VOF easements largely protecting working farms and forestland

A new survey of 631 landowners who granted conservation easements to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) since 2000 reveals that landowners are primarily managing those lands for agricultural production and/or forestry, and that they are reinvesting many of the tax credits they rec
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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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VOF protects 700,000th acre with easement on New Kent farm

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation recently protected its 700,000th acre of open space thanks to a conservation easement donated on a 116-acre Bicentennial Farm in New Kent County. It’s VOF’s second easement in New Kent County. The other easement is on Crawfords State Forest. Silver Hal
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Virginia Outdoors Foundation Protected 39,000 Acres of Open Space in 2011

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation permanently protected 39,000 acres of open space through 215 conservation easements in 2011, or roughly four acres every hour. That is a 50-percent increase from 2010. VOF recorded easements in 66 localities, including its first easement in Mecklenburg
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New Report Shows VA Leading Southeast in Voluntary Land Conservation

A new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Land Trust Alliance reveals that land trusts in Virginia conserved more land between 2005 and 2010 than any other state in the Southeast. The 2010 National Land Trust Census includes statistics from private nonprofit land trusts, as well as
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VOF Protects 600,000th Acre; Adds 25,185 Acres in 2010

A century-old family farm in southern Pittsylvania County has become home to the 600,000th acre protected by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF), Virginia’s largest land conservation organization, VOF Executive Director Bob Lee announced today. Hill View Farm’s owners,
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VOF Protected 55,000 Acres in 2009

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation permanently protected 55,000 acres across 61 localities through conservation easements in 2009, making it the fourth straight year that VOF protected more than 50,000 acres. “VOF now protects 580,000 acres across 102 cities and counties—an area three t
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