VOF Reserves

Hayfields Reserve

Highland County

A rich tapestry of fields and forests straddling the Bullpasture River valley.

Our View, Your Vision

Help us imagine a new future for Hayfields Reserve.

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation has issued a Request for Interest (RFI) that seeks ideas on how to best use a large tract of land in Highland County for the benefit of the local community and extended region.

Additional information about the RFI, including deadlines, criteria and review process, response requirements and contact information to pose questions or schedule a tour can be found on the Commonwealth’s eVA portal here. (Please note the addendum posted there as well, which include revised deadlines and timetable.)

The 1,034-acre property known as Hayfields Reserve was acquired by VOF in 2017 is comprised of two contiguous tax map parcels that consist of a mix of heavily-wood mountain land, valley pastures and the Bullpasture River. The farm also has several structures including a historic home constructed in the 1800s.

Responses to the Request for Interest are due on October 31, 2019. Prospective applicants are encouraged to schedule a site tour. Following the submission deadline, an evaluation of the ideas will be undertaken, which is expected to lead to the development of a Request for Proposals (RFP) that would identify partners to implement the best concepts.

Given the needs of the region, VOF is encouraging projects that create opportunities in healthcare, education, tourism and economic development, although proposals need not conform to these specific areas. All ideas should, however, be consistent with its primary purpose to conserve land and maintain the property’s open-space characteristics.

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