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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Bath County farmer protects 315 acres along two miles of Back Creek

Ed Cook was just a boy when he fell in love with the Bath County farm he now owns. Back then, the property belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Law, who had owned it for 50 years. The young Cook admired the land and dreamed of one day owning a property like it. In 1949, he went into the military
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Botetourt County Birding Hot Spot Protected by Easement

One of the most popular places for bird-watching in Botetourt County has been permanently protected from development, thanks to a conservation easement donated by the property’s owner to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. The 106-acre tract, owned by Barry Kinzie, is located alon
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