Rockingham farmers help protect headwaters of “showcase” Smith Creek watershed

Bartholomew and Christina Johnson of Rockingham have made a significant contribution to water quality protection in the Smith Creek Watershed by donating an open-space easement on their farm to VOF. The 48 acres near Keezletown contain a large portion of the headwaters of Smith Creek. The easement requires existing stream buffers to be permanently maintained […]

VOF board chair seeks protection for Land Preservation Tax Credits at IRS hearing

On Nov. 5, VOF Board Chair Eleanor Weston Brown spoke at an Internal Revenue Service hearing in Washington, D.C., to address a proposed regulation that could cause unintended negative consequences for Virginia’s Land Preservation Tax Credit (LPTC) program. Brown, a tax attorney, said that a proposal to treat state and local tax credits as a […]