Herb Collins’ strong sense of the past and expert restoration skills have preserved his historic family farm for future generations.
For 35 years, a group of citizens has banded together to conserve Dragon Run, the second-most ecologically significant ecosystem in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Radford University’s Selu Preserve gives people and wildlife the natural spaces they need to grow.
Janet Gayle Harris’s Aspen Grove Farm has a storied past, but its present role teaching young people about wetland stewardship is one thing that will help ensure its future.
Woods Hole Hostel has been a welcome respite for hikers on the Appalachian Trail since 1986. Since 2006, it’s been protected for future hikers with an easement held by VOF.
On Threlkeld Farm, an easement safeguards open space while organic practices build the soil.
Two easements in Smyth County are now protecting over five miles of stream banks on the North Fork of the Holston.
The Tuscarora Trial offers hikers stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains without the crowds of the Appalachian Trail.
The Arlington Outdoor Lab has forged a lasting bond with generations of Arlington County residents, who rallied together this year to save its funding.
Clarke County has protected 24% of its land mass through conservation easements. Winkie Mackay-Smith is an important reason why.