Conservation Resources in Shenandoah Valley Region

 Battlefield Conservation

   
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Virginia Conservation Lands Database

 

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There are 16 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Battlefield Conservation Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy
David Perry - Executive Director - Roanoke, VA
Catoctin Land Trust
- Frederick, MD
Civil War Trust
Tom Gilmore - Director of Real Estate - Washington , DC
Land Trust of Virginia
Ashton Cole - Director of Conservation and Stewardship - Middleburg, VA
North American Land Trust
Monica McQuail - Communications & Stewardship Assistant - Chadds Ford, PA
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
Peggy Stevens - Executive Director - Annandale, VA
Old Dominion Land Conservancy
Henry Stribling - Executive Director - Purcellville, VA
Piedmont Environmental Council
Mike Kane - Director of Conservation - Warrenton, VA
Potomac Conservancy
Emily Warner - Senior Director of Land Conservation - Silver Spring, MD
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Field Office
Michael Lipford - Executive Director - Charlottesville, VA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Valley Conservation Council
Scott Kelly - Associate Director for Land Protection - Staunton, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA

 Conservation Easements

   
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Conservation Almanac

The Trust for Public Land has created the Conservation Almanac, which is a great resource for understanding the context of the conservation and conservation finance movements. Here you can see how much land has been protected in your state, which state and federal agencies have protected the land, the ratio of money spent to land conserved, and policies and programs that could help your state reach its conservation objectives.

 

How a Conservation Easement Works - Sample example of conservation easement

A simple example illustrates how a conservation easement works in practice. Let’s assume pressure from buyers building vacation homes has pushed the value of land up in recent years to the point where the family is concerned about how the next generation will pay the estate tax bill without selling the land.

 

Land Preservation: An Essential Ingredient in Smart Growth
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The preservation of land for working rural landscapes, wildlife habitat, urban parks, recreational trails, and protecting water supplies and floodplains is emerging as an integral component of smart growth programs.

 

6 Basic Steps to Conveying a Conservation Easement
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How does one go about donating or selling a conservation easement.? There is no one right way to go about it. However, the following outline shows the most common steps to the process.

 

The Law of Agricultural Land Preservation in the United States
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Thomas Daniels and John Keene's new book breaks down the legal principles, federal and state requirements, and the legal issues that affect agricultural land preservation efforts.

 

Find a Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCCs)

Find an LCC here. The 22 LCCs collectively form a network of resource managers and scientists who share a common need for scientific information and interest in conservation. Each LCC brings together federal, state, and local governments along with Tribes and First Nations, non-governmental organizations, universities, and interested public and private organizations. Our partners work collaboratively to identify best practices, connect efforts, identify science gaps, and avoid duplication through conservation planning and design. 

Managing the landscapes that provide our natural and cultural resources has become increasingly challenging. With the signing of Secretarial Order No. 3289, the Department of the Interior launched the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) to better integrate science and management to address climate change and other landscape scale issues. By building a network that is holistic, collaborative, adaptive, and grounded in science, LCCs are working to ensure the sustainability of our economy, land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources. 

 

Using the Conservation Tax Incentive
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This short brochure summarizes the conservation easement tax incentive and provides answers to some frequently asked questions. For the late ...

 

Conservation Easements
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One tool for estate planners is the conservation easement, by which a landowner voluntarily restricts his or her land from being developed, restricts the amount of development or protects existing features, like a building facade with historic value.

 

Conservation Easements: How Flexible Is Too Flexible?

To ensure the continued conservation of natural resources and habitats, it is important to ensure that easements are not simply undone by successors to the original parties after the tax benefits have been realized.& ...

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Kelo, Conservation Easements, and Forever: Why Eminent Domain Is Not a Sufficient Check on Conservation Easements' Perpetual Duration
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In this article you will learn how Kelo v. City of New London affirmed that promoting economic development is a permissible public purpose sufficient to justify taking private property by eminent domain and that a legislative body is to receive broad deference in making this determination.

 

2015 National Land Trust Census Report
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Our common ground and collective impact.

 

Conservation Easements: A Tool for Preventing the Fragmentation of Family Lands
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Land stewards can use conservation easements to help manage the future. Conservation easements can be created to protect different natural assets ranging from endangered species and water sources to productive, open space and agricultural land.

 

Uniform Conservation Easement Act Summary
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Although traditional uses of land for industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural purposes have continued, conservation and historic preservation have become important as well.

 

What is Natural Area Dedication?
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Natural Area Dedication is a conservation option available to landowners of highly significant natural areas.

 

Investing in the Commonwealth's Land and Water
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Virginia Forever's Five-Year Plan, 2015-2019

 

Tax advantages and other incentives related to land conservation
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code allows two principal forms of tax benefits from donations of conservation easements: a federal income tax deduction and an estate tax exclusion.

 

Virginia Conservation Lands Database

 

Buying & Selling Virginia Tax Credits
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Conservation easement donors often receive more in Virginia tax credits than is required to pay their state taxes. Tax credit holders can sell these additional credits on the free market.

 

Alternatives to Real Estate Development Deriving Financial Benefits from Conservation and Mitigation Projects in Virginia - a Lender's Collateral Concerns
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In the current economic environment, landowners previously contemplating development or sale of their real property are seeking alternative ways to generate cash flow from their real property assets.

 

Uniform Conservation Easement Act (with 2007 Amendments)
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The Act enables durable restrictions and affirmative obligations to be attached to real property to protect natural and historic resources.

 

Multi-Generational Ownership and Planning for Family Owned Properties
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The paper explains many of the common legal tools used by families to manage and/or transfer family lands, and gives a very good overview of the expectations and considerations families will face throughout the process.

 

Forever Donation
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A landowner recently asked us: What is the best way to ensure that the land I donate is not sold? We put the question to the land trust community and it generated quite a bit of activity on the land trust listserv.

 

Tax Benefits of Donating Conservation Land
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There are several kinds of tax benefits available to donors of land or conservation easements. This article attempts to summarize these benefits and provide some examples of how they work.

 

What is a Land Trust?

Land trusts are non-profit organizations directly involved in the permanent protection of land and its resources for the public benefit. A trust may operate on a local, state, regional, or national level.

 

Bundle Of Rights Approach To Value
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The bundle of rights theory maintains that ownership of a parcel of real estate may embrace a great many rights, such as the right to its occupancy and use; the right to sell it in whole or in part; the right to bequeath; the right to transfer by contract for specified periods of time, the benefits to be derived by occupancy and use of the real estate.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

13 Components of a Successful Transferable Development Right Program
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For those of you who don’t know, TDR stands for Transferable Development Rights. Simply put, these are typically programs that are designed by local government to allow for the free market transfer of subdivision or development rights from a rural (agricultural and/or conservation) zone to a designated development zone within a jurisdiction.& ...

 

Like-Kind Exchanges of Conservation Easements
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Certain individuals who own land with significant conservation value, for example landowners of wildlife habitat or open space, can preserve the character of their land, obtain additional property, and defer taxes on the transaction, all at the same time.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

NextGen Conservation: Peninsula Open Space Trust engages Millennials in its mission.
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The 80 million-plus Millennials in the United States represent the next generation of potential land trust supporters and advocates.

 

Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities
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Many rural communities are facing challenges, including rapid growth at metropolitan edges, declining rural populations, and loss of working lands.

 

Conservation of Private Lands: Opportunities and Challenges for the States
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Private land conservation initiatives are a critical component of any state-level quality of life agenda. Although concerns over sprawl, including the loss of prime agricultural lands and significant green space, continue to be one of the underlying rallying cries in support of state-level smart growth initiatives, the fact remains that with few exceptions, conservation of privately-owned working lands has not received significant attention in smart growth literature or conferences.

 

Bosque Canyon Ranch v. Comm’r—Partnerships Denied Deductions for Conservation Easements Allowing Movable Homesites and Taxed on Disguised Sales of Homesites
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Bosque Canyon Ranch, L.P. located in the hill country of Texas was just denied $15.9 million of deductions claimed by partnerships for the donation of conservation easements on two grounds in a tax court decision.

 

The Conservation Easement Quiz
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Take a quick quiz and test your knowledge on conservation easements and learn if they can work for you.

 

Conservation Easement Paragraph Databank
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The CE Paragraph Databank is a work in progress assembled by the Stanford Conservation and Climate Change Drafting Committee and a number of CE professionals assisting in the work.

 

Conservation Easements and the 2010 Roth Conversion: A symbiotic relationship
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It may come as a shock, but there is a sort of symbiotic relationship at work between property owners with conservation easements and the IRS.

 

Using Conservation Easements to Protect Working Forests
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For decades, conservation easements have protected open space values such as wildlife habitat, ecological diversity, recreational access and aesthetics.

 

Farm and Forest Land Preservation With Conservation Easements
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This publication is intended to provide basic information on conservation easements for landowners, community leaders, students and other interested individuals.

 

The Importance of Land Trusts to Forestry
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Almost everyone in forestry has heard of land trusts since they have become a common fixture especially in areas that are rapidly urbanizing.

 

Conservation Easements: Donor Beware
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Conservation easements have garnered significant attention and gained popularity over the last few years due in part to the availability of federal tax deductions and Virginia state tax credits associated with conservation easements.

 

Easements prove valuable in efforts to protect land
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Practically no one had heard of conservation easements 15 years ago when Charleston native Herbert J. Butler began trying to protect his hundreds of acres of former rice fields.

 

State of the Land 2006, A brief inventory of public and private land in the United States
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“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Quoted from an essay by Thoreau lamenting the way in which modern urban life has made natural resources into commodities and isolated people from the natural processes on which their lives depended.

 

An Overview of Financial Alternatives for Land Conservation Transactions
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Clearly, the motivation for a land conservation transaction is often the desire of the landowner to safeguard the property. However, this objective must be balanced with the need to maximize the return to the landowner.

 

Show Conservation Easements Organizations & Professionals (292)
There are 292 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Easements Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Agricultural Law Attorneys
C. Timothy Lindstrom
Conservation Easement Lawyer - Washington , VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
Deborah Kelley Fourness
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Donald E. Showalter
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Farmers Legal Action Group
- St. Paul, MN
James M. Ash
Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City, MO
James M. Ash
Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City, MO
John H. Foote
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Prince William, VA
John W. Anderson
Spotts Fain - Head of Real Estate Transactional Group - Richmond, VA
Lee Stephens Law, PLC
- Irvington, VA
Lenhart Pettit
- Harrisonburg , VA
Mark W. Botkin
BotkinRose PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Timothy G. Moore
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Warren L. Tisdale
Willcox Savage - Norfolk, VA
Certified Appraisers
Adam Watson
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Monroe, NC
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
David A. Sirna
Sirna Forestry Consulting Service - Bunker Hill, WV
Gary Bratton
American Forest Management - Director, Appraisal Services / ARA (Accredited Rural Appraiser) - Sumter, SC
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
Hallmark Properties, Inc.
- Lynchburg, VA
Jeffrey C. Wikle, MAI
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Manager - Monroe, NC
Karen E. Shelton
Southern Piedmont Appraisals, Inc. - Gretna, VA
Kendall C. Bradley and Associates, Inc.
- Accomac, VA
L. Lowell Yeatts, SRA
Yeatts R. E. Appraisals of SW Va, LLC - Owner-VA & NC Certified General License - Check, VA
Myers & Woods Appraisal Group, Inc
Wesley Woods - President - Madison Heights, VA
Phil Bailey, MAI
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Appraiser - Monroe, NC
Phil Cooley, CF
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Monroe, NC
Randi Lemmon
Lucas Real Estate Appraisal Service - Blacksburg, VA
Rebel Adams Powell, MAI, SRA
Appraiser/Consultant - Midlothian, VA
Samuel B. Long, MAI, SRA
Miller, Long & Associates, Inc. - President - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Commercial Appraisal,Inc
James F. Windley, MAI - Certified Appraiser - Portsmouth, VA
Wesley D. Woods
Myers & Woods Appraisal Group, Inc. - Lynchburg, VA
Conservation Groups and Associations
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Access Fund
Jim Chase - Operations Director - Boulder, CO
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
Deborah Atwood - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Alice Ferguson Foundation
Emily Leedy - Director of Programs - Accokeek, MD
Alliance for Community Trees
Carrie Gallagher - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Liz Chudoba - Water Quality Program Manager - Annapolis, MD
American Agri-Women
American Chestnut Foundation
Meghan Jordan - Director of Communications - Asheville, NC
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
Eric Sprague - Director of Forest Conservation - Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D - President - Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
Todd Fearer - Coordinator - Blacksburg, VA
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Harpers Ferry, WV
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Ron Regan - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Bat Conservation International
Mike Daulton - Executive Director - Austin, TX
Be Wild, Virginia!
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Richmond, VA
Burwell-Van Lennep Foundation
James Klenkar - Millwood, VA
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Cave Conservancy of the Virginias
Bonnie Whitlock - Manager - Glen Allen, VA
Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation
- Middletown, VA
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Gary M. Tabor - Executive Director - Bozeman, MT
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Rebecca LePrell - Virginia Executive Director - Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Conservancy
Jenn Aiosa - Vice President & Director of Programs - Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council
- Ridgely, MD
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Civil War Preservation Trust
Jim Campi - Policy and Communications Director - Washington, DC
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
Frank Lowenstein, Forest Health Program - The Nature Conservancy - Sheffield, MA
Dogwood Alliance
- Asheville, NC
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Denise O’Meara, PLA - Director of Education - Lexington, KY
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Garden Club of Virginia
Ann Heller - Communications Coordinator - Richmond, VA
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
James River Association
Bill Street - Executive Director - Richmond, VA
Kernstown Battlefield Association
- Winchester, VA
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
LandScope Virginia
Virginia DCR - Natural Heritage Program - Richmond, VA
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke - Director of Communications - Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
Bryan Burhans - Director of Land Management Programs - Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
Partnership for Southern Forestland Conservation
- Clemson, SC
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Edna Baden - Staff Director - Vienna, VA
Preservation Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Darrell Whitley - Chief Operating Officer - Houston, TX
Roanoke River Basin Association
- Danville, VA
Rockbridge Area Conservation Council
Barbara Walsh - Executive Director - Lexington, VA
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
John D. Hutchinson V - AICP, Director of Conservation - New Market, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
Holly Campbell - Southern Regional Extension Forestry - Athens, GA
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Southeast Watershed Forum
- Knoxville, TN
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Curtis R Hopkins, Ph.D. - Executive Secretary - Jackson, MS
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Garden Conservancy
- Cold Spring, NY
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
Shuan Butcher - Director of Communications - Waterford, VA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Trust for Public Land, D.C. / Chesapeake Office
- Washington, DC
The Virginia Speleological Survey
Rick Lambert - PresidentVA
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Roanoke River Roundtable
- Roanoke, VA
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Virginia Association For Parks
Johnny Finch - President - Bumpass, VA
Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc. ('VCLF')
Tom Clarke, CEO - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
- Crewe, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
VIRGINIAforever
Dennis H. Treacy - Chair - Richmond, VA
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Wildlands Conservation
Julie Morris - President - Venice, FL
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
WildSouth
Ben Prater - Director of Conservation - Asheville , NC
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Estate Planners
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Associate - Winchester, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
J. Moore & Company, P.C.
- Roanoke, VA
Raetz & Hawkins, P.C.
- Lexington, VA
Estate Planning Attorneys
Alan F. Garrison
Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses, P.C. - Staunton, VA
Albert J. Taylor, Jr.
Williams Mullen - Norfolk, VA
Allan G. Donn, Esq.
Willcox & Savage, P.C. - Norfolk, VA
Ammon G. Dunton Jr.
Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, LLP - Managing Partner - White Stone, VA
Angela M. Griffith
Conway & Pannell PLLC - Attorney, of Counsel - McLean, VA
B. E. Brannock
Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses, P.C. - Staunton, VA
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Associate - Winchester, VA
Christine Nguyen Piersall
Williams Mullen - Norfolk, VA
Craig H. Smith
Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, LLP - White Stone, VA
David D. Addison
Williams Mullen - Richmond, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Davies & Davies
- Lynchburg, VA
Deborah Kelley Fourness
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Donald E. Showalter
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Fielding L. Williams, Jr.
Williams Mullen - Richmond, VA
Henry P. Custis, Jr.
Custis, Lewis & Dix, L.L.P. - Accomac, VA
James Philip Head
Williams Mullen - Tysons Corner, VA
Jeffrey Adams, Esq.
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
John W. Sills, III, Esq.
Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses, P.C. - Staunton, VA
Larry Mann
Mann, Vita & Elrod, PLLC - Lexington, VA
Lee Stephens Law, PLC
- Irvington, VA
Lee Stephens, Esq.
Lee Stephens Law, PLC - Irvington, VA
Lenhart Pettit
- Harrisonburg , VA
Mark E. Slaughter
Willcox Savage - Virginia Beach, VA
Mark W. Botkin
BotkinRose PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Matthew Von Schuch
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Matthew Wayland Light, Esq.
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Morgan W. Alley
Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P. - White Stone, VA
Neil L. Rose
Willcox Savage - Virginia Beach, VA
P. Marshall Yoder
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Paul G. Izzo
Thompson McMullan PC - Director - Richmond, VA
Peter M. Huber
Willcox Savage - Norfolk, VA
Simon Sidamon-Eristof
Kalbian Hagerty LLP - of Counsel - Washington, DC
Stephan W. Milo
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Staunton, VA
Stephen G. Reardon
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Stephen W. Lemon, Esq.
Martin, Hopkins & Lemon, P.C. - Roanoke, VA
The Branan Law Firm, PLLC
- Hillsborough, NC
Thomas C. Foster, Esq
McCandlish Holton, P.C. - Director - Richmond, VA
Toy D. Savage, Jr.
Willcox Savage - Norfolk, VA
Trisha A. Culp
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
Land Preservation Tax Credit
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Land Conservation Program - Richmond, VA
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy
David Perry - Executive Director - Roanoke, VA
Catoctin Land Trust
- Frederick, MD
Civil War Trust
Tom Gilmore - Director of Real Estate - Washington , DC
Land Trust of Virginia
Ashton Cole - Director of Conservation and Stewardship - Middleburg, VA
North American Land Trust
Monica McQuail - Communications & Stewardship Assistant - Chadds Ford, PA
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
Peggy Stevens - Executive Director - Annandale, VA
Old Dominion Land Conservancy
Henry Stribling - Executive Director - Purcellville, VA
Piedmont Environmental Council
Mike Kane - Director of Conservation - Warrenton, VA
Potomac Conservancy
Emily Warner - Senior Director of Land Conservation - Silver Spring, MD
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Field Office
Michael Lipford - Executive Director - Charlottesville, VA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Valley Conservation Council
Scott Kelly - Associate Director for Land Protection - Staunton, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Lawyers
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Associate - Winchester, VA
Kristin W. Gee, Esq.
- Farmville, VA
Lee Stephens Law, PLC
- Irvington, VA
Mike Brown
Baumgardner, Brown & Cupp, PLC - Washington, VA
Ronald G. Doucette
Doucette Law Firm - Leesburg, VA
William A. Conway, J.D.
Conway & Pannell PLLC - Partner Attorney - McLean, VA
William L. Heartwell, III
William L. Heartwell, III, P.C. - Fincastle, VA
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Bobby Lamb
Robert Lamb PLLC - Washington, DC
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brian T. Chase
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Brooks M. Smith
Troutman Sanders - Partner - Richmond, VA
C. Timothy Lindstrom
Conservation Easement Lawyer - Washington , VA
Christine D. Mehfoud
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Davies & Davies
- Lynchburg, VA
Deborah Kelley Fourness
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Henry R. 'Speaker' Pollard, V
Partner - Williams Mullen - Richmond, VA
James M. Ash
Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City, MO
James P. Moorhead
Moorhead Law Group, LLC - Founder and Principal - Chicago, IL
John H. Foote
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Prince William, VA
John W. Anderson
Spotts Fain - Head of Real Estate Transactional Group - Richmond, VA
Larry Mann
Mann, Vita & Elrod, PLLC - Lexington, VA
Lee Stephens Law, PLC
- Irvington, VA
Lenhart Pettit
- Harrisonburg , VA
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Michael James Rothermel
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Reed W. Neuman
Nossaman LLP - Partner - Washington, DC
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Thomas J. (TJ) Mascia
Troutman Sanders - Associate - Richmond, VA
Warren L. Tisdale
Willcox Savage - Norfolk, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
Walter A. Gills - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
- Arlington, VA
Conservation Easement program
Alison Teetor - Natural Resources Planner - Berryville, VA
Conservation Marketing Warehouse
Gary Waugh - DCR Public Relations Manager - Richmond, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Firewise Communities - Virginia
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Project WILD - Virginia
Suzie Gilley - Project WILD Coordinator - Richmond, VA
Purchase of Development Rights Programs
Andy Sorrell - Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Richmond, VA
Rockbridge Easement Agreement Program
Chris Slaydon - Assistant Director - Lexington, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Nicholas DiPasquale, Director - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Annapolis, MD
Tom W. Zaebst
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Cumberland, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share (VACS) Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Tax Credit Program
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund
Walter Gills - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)
Kevin McLean - VCAP Coordinator - Mechanicsville, VA
Virginia Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Gary Moore - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Clyde Cristman - Director - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Robert 'Bob' W. Duncan - Executive Director - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
Jennifer Gagnon - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
Sarah Richardson - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund
Brett Glymph - Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Synthia Waymack - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Wildfire and Forest Protection
Virginia Department of Forestry - Fred Turck - Charlottesville, VA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woodland Steward Series
Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, Extension Forestry-NC Cooperative Extension, NC Forest Service, US Forest Service - Raleigh, NC
Tax Advisors
J. Moore & Company, P.C.
- Roanoke, VA
Jason B. Stinson, CCIM
Commercial Realty Services of Alabama, LLC - Managing Member & Principal - Gadsden, AL
Mike Noble, CPA
Noble and Noble - Front Royal, VA
The Simple Dollar
Trent Ham - Founder & ContributorIA
Water Street Solutions
- Peoria, IL
Tax Credit Brokers
Atoka Conservation Exchange LLC
- The Plains, VA
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Associate - Winchester, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Foss & Company
Tax Credit Specialists - San Francisco, CA
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Virginia Conservation Credit Exchange, LLC
Todd Hochrein - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Easement Exchange, LLC
- Marshall, VA

 Conservation Markets

   
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Conservation Almanac

The Trust for Public Land has created the Conservation Almanac, which is a great resource for understanding the context of the conservation and conservation finance movements. Here you can see how much land has been protected in your state, which state and federal agencies have protected the land, the ratio of money spent to land conserved, and policies and programs that could help your state reach its conservation objectives.

 

Conservation Corridor Toolkit

Landscape corridors are among the most important conservation strategies in the face of global changes such as habitat fragmentation, habitat destruction, and climate change. We aim to bridge the science and practice of conservation corridors.  Conservation Corridor will provide up-to-date findings from science that will inform applied conservation.  And, we will highlight new innovations in applied conservation, with the goal of guiding the direction of applied science toward management needs. Click Here. 

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Investing in the Commonwealth's Land and Water
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Virginia Forever's Five-Year Plan, 2015-2019

 

Alternatives to Real Estate Development Deriving Financial Benefits from Conservation and Mitigation Projects in Virginia - a Lender's Collateral Concerns
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In the current economic environment, landowners previously contemplating development or sale of their real property are seeking alternative ways to generate cash flow from their real property assets.

 

Where Is the Carbon? Carbon Sequestration Potential from Private Forestland in the Southern United States
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Uncertainty surrounding the future supply of timber in the southern United States prompted the question, “Where is all the wood?” (Cubbage et al.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots: Blending Science with Common Sense
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This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

 

Leveraging the Landscape: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2012
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Over the last three years, projects that address the relationships between carbon and forests have moved from the sidelines of international climate action to center field.

 

The Potential for Soil Carbon Sequestration
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Luke Nave from the University of Michigan Biological Station presents this video short course on the fact that the largest terrestrial carbon pool is contained in soils.

 

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

 

Forests and Carbon: Trends and Data for the U.S.
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In this video short course you can get the scoop on forestland carbon storage in the United States, which helps offset approximately 12% of US carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

 

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (Part 2): Protocols, Projects and Opportunities

Andrea Tuttle presents this video short course ont forest carbon markets and how these can be used to capture and hold carbon on the landscape.

 

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (Part 1): Basics of Carbon Offsets, Markets, and Trading
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Wondering about carbon offsets, credits, baselines, permanence and leakage? Get the carbon basics here and find out why forest offsets could be a bridge to the future.

 

Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

 

Innovations in Market-Based Watershed Conservation in the United States: Payments for Watershed Services for Agricultural and Forest Landowners
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New innovations in payments for watershed services (PWS) have emerged in the past decade and are pointing the way toward watershed protection approaches that might effectively complement existing government conservation programs and incentives for rural landowners.

 

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Increasing Landowner Compensation for Ecosystem Services
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This report provides an overview of existing payment programs and markets, and discusses the concepts of bundling and stacking, offer policy recommendations, and provides examples of current efforts to more effectively integrate payment opportunities for landowners.

 

Ecosystem Service Market Development: The Role and Opportunity for Finance
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The creation of tradable credits for the development or preservation of ecosystem services has emerged as a method to provide such payments.

 

Getting Paid for Stewardship: An Agricultural Community Water Quality Trading Guide
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Agricultural producers are finding opportunities to get paid for their stewardship activities through water quality trading. Generally, they sell the amount of nutrients or sediment reduced by conservation practices.

 

Meeting Regulatory Needs with Voluntary Conservation
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Take a look at a PowerPoint presentation on market-based approaches as a voluntary means to reduce the cost of compliance with environmental regulations.& ...

 

Natural Resources Credit Trading Reference
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The purpose of the NRCS Natural Resource Credit Trading Reference is to provide an understanding of how environmental credit trading can be used to increase the provision of conservation and ecosystem services by agriculture.

 

Payments for Forest Carbon
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Payments for forest carbon sequestration are an emerging opportunity for small forest owners to earn additional income, and in turn to sustain both the economic and ecological values of the Northern Forest.

 

Guidance for the Establishment, Use, and Operation of Conservation Banks
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This document provides guidance on the establishment, use, and operation of conservation banks for the purpose of providing a tool for offset mitigating adverse impacts to species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.

 

Conservation Banking
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This fact sheet was published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August 2012 is a two page primer on conservation banking with some history and information on how these banks are working today to promote species conservation and help mitigate habitat loss.

 

Conservation buffers: wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

 

LandServer

LandServer Supported Areas - Current Coverage and Coming soon.LandServer is a web-based tool that provides farmers and woodland owners with a quick and easy natural resource assessment, an evaluation of their property’s potential to receive payments for implementing conservation actions, and information on how to get started. Your report is only accessed with your secure User ID and password.

LandServer produces reports by analyzing a robust database of geographic, ecological, physical, and other data sets. LandServer is a program of Pinchot Institute for Conservation.

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

Show Conservation Markets Organizations & Professionals (323)
There are 323 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Markets Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Al Bourgeois
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Dan Lovelace
VDGIF Biologist - Forest, VA
David Kocka
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Fred Frenzel
VDGIF Biologist - Edinburg, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Carbon Credits and Sequestration
American Carbon Registry
John Kadyszewski - Director - Arlington, VA
Bio-Logical Capital
Grant McCargo - Managing Director, Founder and CEO - Denver, CO
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme
Forest Trends (attention: BBOP Secretariat) - Washington, DC
C2Invest, LLC
- The Plains, VA
Carbon Cycle Institute (CCI)
- Nicasio, CA
Chicago Climate Exchange
Offset Registry - Chicago, IL
Climate Action Reserve
Gillian Calof - Interim-President/Operations Director - Los Angeles, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Ecosystem Investment Partners
- Baltimore, MD
ENVIRON
- Arlington, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
Mark Renna - President - Wayne, NJ
Finite Carbon
- Wayne, PA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Portal
Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace - Washington, DC
Forest Trends
Forest Trends Association - Washington, DC
Green Assets, Inc
- Wilmington, NC
ImageTree
- Morgantown, WV
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Darrell Whitley - Chief Operating Officer - Houston, TX
Restoration Systems, LLC
- Raleigh, NC
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brian T. Chase
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Christine D. Mehfoud
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Deborah Kelley Fourness
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Ecosystem Services Exchange
Paul Sweeney - Director of Conservation Planning - Alexandria, VA
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
John W. Anderson
Spotts Fain - Head of Real Estate Transactional Group - Richmond, VA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Thomas J. (TJ) Mascia
Troutman Sanders - Associate - Richmond, VA
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Fisheries Biologists
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Michael Goehle
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Amherst, NY
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Foresters
Adam Watson
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Monroe, NC
Allen Watson
Hatchet Creek Forestry Services - Wirtz, VA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Andy Eubank
Forestry Management Services - Winchester, VA
Ashby Brown
Woods, Water and Wildlife Inc. - Carrsville, VA
Ben Cole
Bickford Timber and Land Management - Appomattox, VA
Ben Lane
Eastern Virginia Forestry Services LLC - Zuni, VA
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Bill Wray
Wray Forestry Consulting - Richmond, VA
Billy Newman
EnviroFor, LLC - Shipman, VA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Bob Warring, ACF
Bob Warring Forestry Services - Owner - Scottsville, VA
Brandon Martin
Directions Land Mgt. - Blackstone, VA
Brian S. Keiling
Keiling Forestry Consulting, Inc. - Christiansburg, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Carolyn Mulligan
American Forest Management - District Manager - Danville , VA
Charles B. Harding Jr.
Harding Forestry & Realty Company - Emporia, VA
Charles D. Kasper
Kasper Timber Company - Emporia, VA
Charles H. Turner, ACF
CHT Forestry, LLC - Owner - Branchville, VA
Charles Huppuch
- Verona, VA
Charles M. Little
Interstate Forest Product - Brodnax, VA
Charlie R. Wade, ACF
SilviaTerra - Roanoke, VA
Christoper Kappa
Phoenix Forestry Services - Charlottesville, VA
Christopher B. Reid, ACF
F & W Forestry Services, Inc. - Forester - Charlottesville, VA
Chuck Bates
Forestry & Wildlife Consulting Services - Gretna, VA
Clifton Rexrode
Appalachian Forestry Services - Waynesboro, VA
D. Brad White
Clearwater Forestry Consultants LLC - Hardy, VA
Dale Turner
Turner Forestry Services - Louisa, VA
Dan Parker
Tillinghast & Neely - Danville, WV
Dana Malone
Malone Forestry Consulting - Purcellville, VA
Daniel F. Perkins
Registered Forester NC #1439 - Chester, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Daniel N. Hammond, ACF
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Daniel R. Wilson
Three Rivers Forestry - Tappahannock, VA
Dave Paduda
Consulting Forester - Arlington, VA
David A. Sirna
Sirna Forestry Consulting Service - Bunker Hill, WV
David Anderton
American Forest Management - Region Manager - Richmond, VA
David C. Froggatt
Misty Woods LLC - Prince George, VA
David C. Henderson
Henderson Forestry Consultants, PA - President - Asheboro, NC
David E. Birdsall Jr.
D. E. Birdsall Forestry Inc. - Gloucester, VA
David L. Thomas
Old Dominion Forestry - Luray, VA
David R. Martin Jr.
Martin Forestry & Realty - Chase CIty, VA
David R. Sheldon
Sheldon Forestry Inc. - King & Queen, VA
David W. Sandman
- Pamplin, VA
David Warner
TimberLand Consulting - Shanks, WV
Dean T. Blount, ACF
Tyler Blount, Consulting Forestry, LLC - Consulting Forester/Realtor - Troutville, VA
Delmer Aylor
Aylor Consulting Forestry - Chase City, VA
Donald N. Parris
Timber Consultants, Inc. - Halifax, VA
Donald N. Parris
Timber Consultants, Inc. - Concord, VA
Douglas F. Brewster
Wood Brokers Company Inc. - Chester, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
Duane Means
Arrow Forestry - New Castle, VA
Edward G. Tugwell
Tugwell Consulting Forestry, P.A. - President - Asheboro, NC
Edward R. (Reed) Stanley
- Halifax, VA
Eric Blake
Singletree Forestry Services LLC - New Kent, VA
F&W Forestry Services
- Albany, GA
Firewise Communities - Virginia
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Frank O. Brooks Jr.
Forest Resources Management Inc. - Aylett, VA
Fred Schatzki
American Forest Management - Forester - Louisa, VA
G. Richard Griffin Jr.
G. Richard Griffin Jr Consulting Forester - Kenbridge, VA
Gary Bratton
American Forest Management - Director, Appraisal Services / ARA (Accredited Rural Appraiser) - Sumter, SC
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
George W. Peery Jr.
Peery Forestry Services - Chatham, VA
Glen Worrell, Jr., ACF
F&W Forestry Services - Regional Manager - Charlottesville, VA
Greg Hutson
Little River Timber Management, Inc. - Maryville, TN
Gregory Garrison
Timber Marketing and Management - Chesterfield, VA
Henry A. Randolph
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Partner - Raleigh, NC
Homer G. Smith Jr.
Smith Forestry & Realty Company - Drakes Branch, VA
Hunter Darden
Hunter Darden III Consulting Forester - Franklin, VA
James C. Munden
- Midlothian, VA
James D. Funk, ACF
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, VA
James F. Wagner
- Chatham, VA
James Furnish
Forestry Consultant - Rockville, MD
James T. O'Hare
Consulting Forester - Staunton, VA
Jeffrey Bent
- Petersburg, VA
Jeffrey C. Wikle, MAI
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Manager - Monroe, NC
Jess Crawford
South Rivers Forestry Consultants, LLC - King William, VA
Jim Vadas
Clearwater Forestry Services - West Point, VA
Joe Hedrick
Natural Bridge Forestry Consultants - Natural Bridge Station, VA
Joe Secoges
Eastern Forest Consultants LLC - Blacksburg, VA
John A.Heard
- Berryville, VA
John C. Magruder
Three Rivers Forestry - Consulting Forester - Tappahannock, VA
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
John Coleman
- Woodstock, VA
John H. (Jay) Crowder
- Boydton, VA
John H. Kight, II, ACF
Frazier Consulting Foresters, P.C. - Forester - Elizabeth City, NC
John H. Washburn
John H. Washburn Inc. - Kenbridge, VA
John Holstine
Holstine Forestry Consulting LLC - Charleston, WV
John J. West
- Consulting Forester - Bluefield, VA
John Perry
- Rocky Gap, VA
John R. (Jack) Cannon
J. R. Cannon, LLC - Emporia, VA
John R. Reid, ACF
Forest Resources Management, Inc. - Aylett, VA
John Shipley
Carolina Forestry Inc. - Manager Winston-Salem, NC Office - Winston-Salem, NC
Johnny Bickford
Bickford Timber & Land Mgt. Inc. - New Canton, VA
Johnny Robertson
- Chester, VA
Johnny Walker
Walker Enterprises - Big Stone Gap, VA
Kea Turner
Turner Forestry LLC - Carrsville, VA
Keith Brouillard
Carolina Forestry - Co-Owner - Raleigh, NC
Keith P. Newcomer
- Franklin, VA
Kevin A. Belt
Appalachian Forestry - Johnson City, TN
Kyle Parshall
American Forest Management - Forester - South Hill, VA
Larry Edwards
- Greenville, VA
Larry J. Harrup
Southern Forestry LLC - Valentines, VA
Larry Layman
Layman Forestry Services - Halifax, VA
Lee Bethea
- McKenney, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
Louis Brossy
Brossy Forestry Consulting - Consulting Forester - Wytheville, VA
Lueke Timber and Realty
- Providence Forge, Va
Lyttelton Wood
Tree Works - Washington, VA
Mark D. Sims
Sims Forestry Services - Staunton, VA
Mark L. Brashears
- Consulting Forester - Romney, WV
Matthew B. Gillette, ACF
Rock Springs Forestry, Inc. - Capron, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael C. Boggs
Real Estate Appraiser/Consulting Forester - Spotsylvania, VA
Michael H. Ballinger
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Harvest Forester - Raleigh, NC
Michael Harold
Walnut Creek Forestry - Harrisonburg, VA
Michael J.Vaughan
Southern Land & Forest, Inc. - President - Weldon, NC
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Michael W. Bobb
Consulting Forester LLC - Spotsylvania, VA
Milo Crawford
Chestnut Creek Forestry - Galax, VA
Nathan P. Rutherford
South Rivers Forestry Consultants, LLC - Management Forester - Carson, VA
Nathan R. Green
N. R. Green Resource Consulting LLC - Christiansburg, VA
Neil Thorne
Thorne Resource Consulting LLC - Strasburg, VA
Oliver Dodge
- Richmond, VA
Patrick J. Cleary, ACF
Highlands Forestry, Inc. - Prestonburg, KY
Paul M. Haney, ACF
Environmental Timber Management - President - Barboursville, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Peter D. Hancock
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Harvest Forester - Raleigh, NC
Peter Gayer
PDG Forestry Services LLC - Forest, VA
Phil Cooley, CF
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Monroe, NC
Randy Kyner
C & K Forestry Services - Cumberland, Va
Richard Pace III
- Mt. Jackson, VA
Rick Malm
Domain Timber Advisors, LLC - Regional Forester, Southeast - Fernandina Beach, FL
Robert E. Smiley
Resource International - Ashland, VA
Rodney Finkbiner
Carolina Forestry - Owner - Raleigh, NC
Scott F. Oertle
Piedmont Forestry - Appomattox, VA
Scott Talmage Young
Scott Talmage Young, Consulting Forester - Pilot, VA
Sean L. Nolan
F & W Forestry Services, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
Holly Campbell - Southern Regional Extension Forestry - Athens, GA
Sidney C. Sheldon
Sheldon Forestry Inc. - King & Queen Courthouse, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southern Forests Network
- Asheville, NC
Southern Group of State Foresters
Wib Owen - SGSF Executive Director - Garner, NC
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
Stephen A. Whitfield, ACF
Whitfield Forestry Consultants - Raleigh, NC
Stephen D. Mallette
Resource Management Associates - Locustville, VA
Steven Shuler
Shuler Timber Brokerage, Cruising & Appraisal - Rural Retreat, VA
SteveWagner
Summerfield Forestry Inc. - Lawrenceville, VA
Stuart Hale
The Forest Mgt. Company LLC - Abingdon, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Thomas Moser
Blue Ridge Forestry Services Inc. - Floyd, VA
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Timberlands Unlimited, Inc.
David L. Jennette Jr - Windsor, NC
Todd Kready
Kready Consulting and Forest Land Mgt. - Bedford, VA
Tom W. Zaebst
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Cumberland, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group
- Afton, VA
Virginia Forestry Association
Shannon McCabe - Deputy Executive Director - Richmond, VA
W. Allen Jones, Jr., ACF
Parker Forestry Services, Inc. - Owner - Salisbury, MD
W. Michael Lane
- Suffolk, VA
W. Michael Lewis
W. Michael Lewis & Associates - Owner - Martinsville, VA
Wally Newman
Newman Forestry Services - Dinwiddie, VA
Walnut Creek Forestry
Michael Harold - Forester/Owner - Harrisonburg, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Will Warekois
Southern Forestry Services LLL - Beaverdam, VA
William E. Pownall, ACF
Forest Resources Management, Inc. - Aylett, VA
William F. Gillette, ACF
Rock Springs Forestry, Inc - President, Forester - Capron, VA
William G. Hubbard
Cooperative Extension Service - Southern Regional Extension Forester - Athens, GA
William H. Lock & Associates, Inc.
William H. Lock - Greensboro, NC
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
William L. Whitman
B & W Timber Company Inc. - Jarratt, VA
William M. Dryman, ACF
Bernard and Dryman Consulting Forestry, Inc. - President - Timberlake, NC
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Young Forestry Consulting, LLC
Joseph Young - Glennville, PA
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy
David Perry - Executive Director - Roanoke, VA
Catoctin Land Trust
- Frederick, MD
Civil War Trust
Tom Gilmore - Director of Real Estate - Washington , DC
Land Trust of Virginia
Ashton Cole - Director of Conservation and Stewardship - Middleburg, VA
North American Land Trust
Monica McQuail - Communications & Stewardship Assistant - Chadds Ford, PA
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
Peggy Stevens - Executive Director - Annandale, VA
Old Dominion Land Conservancy
Henry Stribling - Executive Director - Purcellville, VA
Piedmont Environmental Council
Mike Kane - Director of Conservation - Warrenton, VA
Potomac Conservancy
Emily Warner - Senior Director of Land Conservation - Silver Spring, MD
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Field Office
Michael Lipford - Executive Director - Charlottesville, VA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Valley Conservation Council
Scott Kelly - Associate Director for Land Protection - Staunton, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Mediators
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Virginia Agricultural Mediation Program
Wanda Johnson, Project Director - Virginia Agricultural Meditation Program, Virginia State University - Petersburg, VA
Mitigation Banks
Bio-Logical Capital
Grant McCargo - Managing Director, Founder and CEO - Denver, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Restoration Systems
George Howard - Raleigh, NC
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Bobby Lamb
Robert Lamb PLLC - Washington, DC
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brian T. Chase
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Brooks M. Smith
Troutman Sanders - Partner - Richmond, VA
C. Timothy Lindstrom
Conservation Easement Lawyer - Washington , VA
Christine D. Mehfoud
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Davies & Davies
- Lynchburg, VA
Deborah Kelley Fourness
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Henry R. 'Speaker' Pollard, V
Partner - Williams Mullen - Richmond, VA
James M. Ash
Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City, MO
James P. Moorhead
Moorhead Law Group, LLC - Founder and Principal - Chicago, IL
John H. Foote
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Prince William, VA
John W. Anderson
Spotts Fain - Head of Real Estate Transactional Group - Richmond, VA
Larry Mann
Mann, Vita & Elrod, PLLC - Lexington, VA
Lee Stephens Law, PLC
- Irvington, VA
Lenhart Pettit
- Harrisonburg , VA
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Michael James Rothermel
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Reed W. Neuman
Nossaman LLP - Partner - Washington, DC
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Thomas J. (TJ) Mascia
Troutman Sanders - Associate - Richmond, VA
Warren L. Tisdale
Willcox Savage - Norfolk, VA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
Mark Renna - President - Wayne, NJ
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
Todd Fearer - Coordinator - Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

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The Law of Agricultural Land Preservation in the United States
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Thomas Daniels and John Keene's new book breaks down the legal principles, federal and state requirements, and the legal issues that affect agricultural land preservation efforts.

 

Using the Conservation Tax Incentive
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This short brochure summarizes the conservation easement tax incentive and provides answers to some frequently asked questions. For the late ...

 

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Virginia Forever's Five-Year Plan, 2015-2019

 

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Conservation easement donors often receive more in Virginia tax credits than is required to pay their state taxes. Tax credit holders can sell these additional credits on the free market.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

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Tax Advisors
J. Moore & Company, P.C.
- Roanoke, VA
Jason B. Stinson, CCIM
Commercial Realty Services of Alabama, LLC - Managing Member & Principal - Gadsden, AL
Mike Noble, CPA
Noble and Noble - Front Royal, VA
The Simple Dollar
Trent Ham - Founder & ContributorIA
Water Street Solutions
- Peoria, IL
Tax Credit Brokers
Atoka Conservation Exchange LLC
- The Plains, VA
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Associate - Winchester, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Foss & Company
Tax Credit Specialists - San Francisco, CA
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Virginia Conservation Credit Exchange, LLC
Todd Hochrein - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Easement Exchange, LLC
- Marshall, VA
Tax Law Attorneys
Allan G. Donn, Esq.
Willcox & Savage, P.C. - Norfolk, VA
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Associate - Winchester, VA
Christine Nguyen Piersall
Williams Mullen - Norfolk, VA
Craig H. Smith
Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, LLP - White Stone, VA
David D. Addison
Williams Mullen - Richmond, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
James M. Ash
Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City, MO
James Philip Head
Williams Mullen - Tysons Corner, VA
Jeffrey Adams, Esq.
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Lee Stephens, Esq.
Lee Stephens Law, PLC - Irvington, VA
Lenhart Pettit
- Harrisonburg , VA
Mark E. Slaughter
Willcox Savage - Virginia Beach, VA
Mark W. Botkin
BotkinRose PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Matthew Von Schuch
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Matthew Wayland Light, Esq.
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Morgan W. Alley
Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P. - White Stone, VA
Neil L. Rose
Willcox Savage - Virginia Beach, VA
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Thomas C. Foster, Esq
McCandlish Holton, P.C. - Director - Richmond, VA
William A. Conway, J.D.
Conway & Pannell PLLC - Partner Attorney - McLean, VA
 

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Battlefield Conservation News Items
Rep. Foxx and Avery County Commission Urge Passage of National Park Service Restoration Act for Needed Repairs to Blue Ridge Parkway - High Country Press
12/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rep. Foxx and Avery County Commission Urge Passage of National Park Service Restoration Act for Needed Repairs to Blue Ridge Parkway    High Country Press By Tim Gardner. Local governmental leaders, including United States Congress member Virginia Foxx, who represents District 5, which encompasses Avery and ...

Virginia State Park First Day Hikes Set For Jan. 1, 2019: List - McLean, VA Patch
12/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia State Park First Day Hikes Set For Jan. 1, 2019: List    McLean, VA Patch Virginia Officials Want You To Take A Hike - McLean, VA - Virginia officials urge residents to start 2019 with one of 38 hikes in state parks. Here's the full list; ...

Shenandoah Valley native to head national conservation service - Northern Virginia Daily
12/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Shenandoah Valley native to head national conservation service    Northern Virginia Daily Shenandoah Valley native Matt Lohr has been appointed to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation *Service*.

Hedelt column: Visitors enter world of antebellum South at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park - Fredericksburg.com
12/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hedelt column: Visitors enter world of antebellum South at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park    Fredericksburg.com When Christmas comes to Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park in Southside Virginia, it's an antebellum Saint Nicholas who arrives to be photographed with ...

Powhatan science teacher's passion for the outdoors wins her an award - The Winchester Star
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Powhatan science teacher's passion for the outdoors wins her an award    The Winchester Star BOYCE — Robin Houck Coutts's passion for taking the classroom outdoors has earned her an award from the Virginia Association of Soil and Water ...

The Care And Keeping Of History - National Parks Traveler
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Care And Keeping Of History    National Parks Traveler As I enter one of the National Park *Service's* conservation labs in Charles Town, West Virginia, I see what look like black shards of various sizes arranged on a ...

Oh Shenandoah! - The Zebra
10/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Oh Shenandoah!    The Zebra Wine and Spirits Along the Roads Less Travelled. By Kelly MacConomy. “Almost heaven, West Virginia…. Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River. Life is old ...

Distracted driving remains a top concern for NTSB, lawmakers - Loudoun Times-Mirror
10/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Distracted driving remains a top concern for NTSB, lawmakers    Loudoun Times-Mirror David Boyer, a longtime Virginia commercial truck driver, has seen his share of accidents after 47 years and more than 60 million miles on the road.

AFGE Endorses West Virginia's Richard Ojeda for Congress - PR Newswire
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
AFGE Endorses West Virginia's Richard Ojeda for Congress    PR Newswire WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today announced its endorsement of Richard Ojeda for the ...

Pipeline projects hit legal snags in federal court, work suspended in parts of Virginia, W.Va. - Richmond.com
7/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Pipeline projects hit legal snags in federal court, work suspended in parts of Virginia, W.Va.    Richmond.com Two multibillion-dollar natural gas pipelines hit legal snags on Friday, as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline voluntarily suspended planned crossings of rivers in West ...

Third Winchester battlefield gets $900,000-plus grant | News - The Winchester Star
7/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Third Winchester battlefield gets $900,000-plus grant | News    The Winchester Star HARRISONBURG — Six Virginia Civil War sites have received more than $2 million for historic preservation, with New Market and Third Winchester battlefields ...

National Park Service awards $2.05 million to protect six Virginia battlefields - WHSV
7/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Park Service awards $2.05 million to protect six Virginia battlefields    WHSV U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced more than more than $2.05 million to preserve six historic battlefields in Virginia.

She conserves history one stitch at a time, from Washington's battlefield tent to Thaddeus Stevens' wig - LancasterOnline
6/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
She conserves history one stitch at a time, from Washington's battlefield tent to Thaddeus Stevens' wig    LancasterOnline Virginia Whelan specializes in conserving historic needlework and fine textiles. She fixed Benjamin Franklin's Masonic apron, Mahatma Gandhi's cotton shawl ...

Appomattox County High School NPS volunteers travel to Washington, D.C. - Times Virginian
6/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Appomattox County High School NPS volunteers travel to Washington, D.C.    Times Virginian In 2015, Appomattox 1865 Foundation President Emeritus Sue Cochrane created a volunteer program for students enrolled in AP U.S. History and A.P. US ...

Vogel changes vote to approve budget with Medicaid expansion - The Winchester Star
5/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Vogel changes vote to approve budget with Medicaid expansion    The Winchester Star WINCHESTER — It was made clear Wednesday that Virginia will expand Medicaid after more than four years of fighting about it.

If Amazon puts HQ2 in D.C. area, employees leaving Seattle would feel some gain, but plenty of pain - GeekWire
5/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
If Amazon puts HQ2 in D.C. area, employees leaving Seattle would feel some gain, but plenty of pain    GeekWire If Amazon chooses Washington, D.C., or its Virginia or Maryland suburbs for its second headquarters, Amazon employees transferring to the new site would face ...

Public Records for week of May 14 - Virginian-Pilot
5/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Public Records for week of May 14    Virginian-Pilot Recent transactions include: VB Laskin Road II LLC has leased 3200 square feet of retail space at 325 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach. Martin Murden ...

Yorktown Battlefield gets $2 million in federal funds for preservation - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
5/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Yorktown Battlefield gets $2 million in federal funds for preservation    Williamsburg Yorktown Daily Yorktown Battlefield will receive $2 million in federal funds to help preserve the historic area, Virginia's U.S. senators announced Thursday.

West Virginia Guard's Patriot Guardens program taking root - United States Army
4/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Guard's Patriot Guardens program taking root    United States Army A new project taking root in the Kanawha Valley is aiming to help small farmers and veterans in West Virginia grow and then market carrots to restaurants and ...

Recent census reflects slower growth in Fauquier | News - Fauquier Times
4/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Recent census reflects slower growth in Fauquier | News    Fauquier Times While population is booming in Northern Virginia, the upward pace is more leisurely here in Fauquier County.

Extensive, scenic Union Civil War campsite preserved in Culpeper County - Roanoke Times
3/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Extensive, scenic Union Civil War campsite preserved in Culpeper County    Roanoke Times CULPEPER — The Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources joined the Civil War Trust Thursday in announcing the ...

'Pivotal' Civil War battlefield and camp preserved in Culpeper - Fredericksburg.com
3/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Pivotal' Civil War battlefield and camp preserved in Culpeper    Fredericksburg.com The Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources joined the Civil War Trust Thursday in announcing the preservation of a ...

Battle of Upperville Protected in Perpetuity - Middleburg Eccentric
2/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Battle of Upperville Protected in Perpetuity    Middleburg Eccentric The Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) and The Mosby Heritage Area Association (MHAA) jointly announce the historic “Vineyard Hill” property located in Upperville ...

Barry Knight: More money necessary to preserve battlefields - Virginian-Pilot
1/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Barry Knight: More money necessary to preserve battlefields    Virginian-Pilot ON APRIL 9, 1865, when Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the parlor of Wilmer McLean's home at Appomattox Court House, ...

Big Towers to Rise Near Historic Jamestown: $90M in Payouts - U.S. News & World Report
1/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Big Towers to Rise Near Historic Jamestown: $90M in Payouts    U.S. News & World Report NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A power company is getting set to build 17 transmission towers in Virginia near colonial Jamestown Island. And already the utility has ...

Virginia State Parks hosts First Day Hikes with free parking and contests - Roanoke Times
12/29/2017 3:00:00 AM
Virginia State Parks hosts First Day Hikes with free parking and contests    Roanoke Times Virginia State Parks will offer free parking on Jan. 1, 2018, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy special hikes or self-guided hikes on more than 500 miles of ...

Historic bridge joins collection of Northern Va. protected parks - WTOP
12/10/2017 3:00:00 AM
Historic bridge joins collection of Northern Va. protected parks    WTOP One of Virginia's remaining stone-arch bridges is joining Northern Virginia's collection of protected parks.

Governor announces preservation of Goose Creek Bridge near Upperville - Fauquier Times
12/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
Governor announces preservation of Goose Creek Bridge near Upperville    Fauquier Times Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe swooped in by helicopter to a revered Civil War battle site several miles east of Upperville Wednesday to announce the ...

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Announces Preservation Victory At Historic Goose Creek Bridge - PR Newswire
12/6/2017 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Governor McAuliffe Announces Preservation Victory At Historic Goose Creek Bridge    PR Newswire UPPERVILLE, Va., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Civil War Trust and NOVA Parks today heralded a preservation victory ...

Shifting Political Battlefield for Virginia General Assembly - Virginia Connection Newspapers
10/26/2017 3:00:00 AM
Shifting Political Battlefield for Virginia General Assembly    Virginia Connection Newspapers Northern Virginia has more competitive seats than any other part of the commonwealth, a ring of districts that forms a beltway of sorts separating the inner solid ...

Valley family promises to keep their land as farmland forever - WHSV
10/5/2017 3:00:00 AM
Valley family promises to keep their land as farmland forever    WHSV Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Land Conservation is giving away $4.23 million dollars in grants, and $116100 of those dollars are going ...

Scientists used coal ash to build oyster reefs off the Eastern Shore. How is the project holding up? - Virginian-Pilot
7/18/2017 3:00:00 AM
Scientists used coal ash to build oyster reefs off the Eastern Shore. How is the project holding up?    Virginian-Pilot Studies in the 1990s found the coal ash reef was just as effective as traditional reef bases, and didn't leach dangerous elements into the water. But dwindling ...

Congress OKs bigger Petersburg National Battlefield, on track to be America’s largest Civil War park - Richmond.com
12/9/2016 3:00:00 AM
Congress OKs bigger Petersburg National Battlefield, on track to be America’s largest Civil War park    Richmond.com Virginia's Petersburg National Battlefield is on track to become America's largest Civil War park after a vote Thursday in the U.S. Senate to enlarge its boundary.

Virginia's historic Civil War battlefields preserved through new state grants - WHSV
11/23/2016 3:00:00 AM
Virginia's historic Civil War battlefields preserved through new state grants    WHSV Thanks to new grant provided through Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund, nearly 1,3339 acres connected to Civil War history will be protected in Virginia.

Virginia receives $2.7 million in federal grants to protect Civil War battlefields - wtvr.com
3/3/2016 3:00:00 AM
Virginia receives $2.7 million in federal grants to protect Civil War battlefields    wtvr.com RICHMOND, Va. —Virginia has been awarded nearly $2.7 million in federal Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants to help protect and preserve Civil War ...

Park Service Favors Adding W.Va. Battlefield to Antietam - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
7/10/2015 3:00:00 AM
Park Service Favors Adding W.Va. Battlefield to Antietam    West Virginia Public Broadcasting The National Park *Service* says a Civil War battlefield near Shepherdstown would make a suitable addition to the Antietam National Battlefield in.

Spotsylvania community is nestled amid historic Civil War lands - Washington Post
6/9/2015 3:00:00 AM
Spotsylvania community is nestled amid historic Civil War lands    Washington Post Schoolchildren and tourists regularly visit Civil War sites across Virginia, but the residents of Fawn Lake in Spotsylvania can say they live next to historic Civil ...

Fighting to Preserve and Conserve Virginia's Historic Battlefields - USDA.gov
7/3/2014 3:00:00 AM
Fighting to Preserve and Conserve Virginia's Historic Battlefields    USDA.gov Three out of every five Civil War battles were fought in Virginia, so it should come as no surprise that some of the work of USDA's Natural Resources ...

Conservation Easements News Items
Berkeley gets farmland protection funding - Martinsburg Journal
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Berkeley gets farmland protection funding    Martinsburg Journal MARTINSBURG — The Berkeley County Farmland Protection Board has been awarded a second round of Section 319 funding from the West Virginia ...

182 acres in Albemarle donated to Land Trust of Virginia - The Daily Progress
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
182 acres in Albemarle donated to Land Trust of Virginia    The Daily Progress Nearly 200 acres of forested land in Albemarle County has been donated to the Land Trust of Virginia and will be protected in perpetuity.

Loudoun County storms past Grafton to win seventh consecutive state volleyball championship - Loudoun Times-Mirror
11/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Loudoun County storms past Grafton to win seventh consecutive state volleyball championship    Loudoun Times-Mirror Loudoun County players rejoice after winning a point during the Virginia Class 4 state volleyball championship match against Grafton.--Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat.

Virginia Department of Forestry commitment to sustainability recognized - Augusta Free Press
11/6/2018 6:48:00 AM
Virginia Department of Forestry commitment to sustainability recognized    Augusta Free Press The Virginia Department of Forestry has certified all of Virginia's State Forests to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and American Tree Farm System standards.

Dominion pays for transfer to state of scenic property in Nelson to compensate for pipeline's impact on state land - Richmond.com
10/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dominion pays for transfer to state of scenic property in Nelson to compensate for pipeline's impact on state land    Richmond.com Virginia would gain a large, scenic property along the Tye River in Nelson County as part of a pending private land transfer to compensate for the planned ...

Loudoun County fourth graders on a mission to help northern Virginia land Amazon - Loudoun Times-Mirror
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Loudoun County fourth graders on a mission to help northern Virginia land Amazon    Loudoun Times-Mirror The fourth-grade class at Goshen Post Elementary School in Aldie has joined the effort to help northern Virginia land Amazon's second headquarters.

Kindig: Virginia's public lands need our support - Roanoke Times
9/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Kindig: Virginia's public lands need our support    Roanoke Times By Karl K. Kindig. Kindig is the former president and CEO of Pittston Coal Company. He is a natural resources lawyer in Abingdon and serves on the Board of ...

UPDATE: Sterling man who was missing located in West Virginia - Loudoun Times-Mirror
9/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
UPDATE: Sterling man who was missing located in West Virginia    Loudoun Times-Mirror Update: Sept. 19, 7:18 p.m.. Michael Pasztor was located safe in West Virginia, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday. Original story: Sept.

Joseph Barreto 'Brett' Phillips, Loudoun journalist, entrepreneur and conservationist, dies at 76 - Loudoun Times-Mirror
9/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Joseph Barreto 'Brett' Phillips, Loudoun journalist, entrepreneur and conservationist, dies at 76    Loudoun Times-Mirror Joseph Barreto “Brett” Phillips died Sunday of renal failure in Kearneysville, West Virginia, one year after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Phillips, 76, was ...

Thomas Minney and Beth Wheatley: A new era in West Virginia forestry (Daily Mail WV) - Charleston Gazette-Mail
9/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Thomas Minney and Beth Wheatley: A new era in West Virginia forestry (Daily Mail WV)    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's forests are one of our greatest natural assets and drivers. They are the home to West Virginia's beauty, culture and economy. They have driven ...

Win For Wetlands: Program Helps Farmers Conserve More Flood-Prone Land - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
8/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Win For Wetlands: Program Helps Farmers Conserve More Flood-Prone Land    West Virginia Public Broadcasting West Kentucky farmer Judy Wilson says her family is a bit of a sundry bunch. “We love the farm, but we also love all the nature,” she said. Wilson is.

A Legacy of River Protection and Restoration in the Rappahannock - American Rivers
6/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Legacy of River Protection and Restoration in the Rappahannock    American Rivers In Virginia, there is a history of community interest in protecting and restoring the Rappahannock River, but the Rappahannock is now threatened by proposed ...

Conserved land has millions of dollars in impact on Va. shore: Study - Delmarva Daily Times
3/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Conserved land has millions of dollars in impact on Va. shore: Study    Delmarva Daily Times Conserved lands's impact on the Eastern Shore of Virginia is worth millions of dollars, a study found.

Ogens: No excuses: Restore funding now to Virginia conservation programs - Roanoke Times
3/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Ogens: No excuses: Restore funding now to Virginia conservation programs    Roanoke Times By Locke Ogens. Ogens is the Virginia state director for The Nature Conservancy. During the current session of the General Assembly, Virginia citizens from all ...

Extensive, scenic Union Civil War campsite preserved in Culpeper County - Roanoke Times
3/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Extensive, scenic Union Civil War campsite preserved in Culpeper County    Roanoke Times CULPEPER — The Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources joined the Civil War Trust Thursday in announcing the ...

'Pivotal' Civil War battlefield and camp preserved in Culpeper - Fredericksburg.com
3/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Pivotal' Civil War battlefield and camp preserved in Culpeper    Fredericksburg.com The Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources joined the Civil War Trust Thursday in announcing the preservation of a ...

Battle of Upperville Protected in Perpetuity - Middleburg Eccentric
2/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Battle of Upperville Protected in Perpetuity    Middleburg Eccentric The Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) and The Mosby Heritage Area Association (MHAA) jointly announce the historic “Vineyard Hill” property located in Upperville ...

Lucius J. Kellam III: To create jobs, Virginia must invest in conservation - Virginian-Pilot
2/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lucius J. Kellam III: To create jobs, Virginia must invest in conservation    Virginian-Pilot By LUCIUS J. KELLAM III. MY FAMILY'S ROOTS run deep and wide on the Eastern Shore and along the Chesapeake Bay. Those of us who live in this region, ...

$5 million will preserve 25,000 acres of forest in Eastern Kentucky, other states - Lexington Herald Leader
12/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
$5 million will preserve 25,000 acres of forest in Eastern Kentucky, other states    Lexington Herald Leader More than 25,000 acres of forest in Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia will be preserved in coming years, thanks to a nearly $5 million federal ...

Natural gas pipelines clear another hurdle with conversion of Virginia conservation easements - Richmond.com
10/16/2017 3:00:00 AM
Natural gas pipelines clear another hurdle with conversion of Virginia conservation easements    Richmond.com Two controversial natural gas pipelines that would carve through some of Virginia's most mountainous terrain cleared another hurdle on their way to construction ...

Funding of $720K going toward preserving nature on Virginia Shore - Delmarva Daily Times
10/4/2017 3:00:00 AM
Funding of $720K going toward preserving nature on Virginia Shore    Delmarva Daily Times The Virginia Land Conservation Foundation awarded nearly $720000 for two conservation projects on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Federal agencies hold key to proposed route of Atlantic Coast Pipeline - Richmond.com
6/11/2016 3:00:00 AM
Federal agencies hold key to proposed route of Atlantic Coast Pipeline    Richmond.com The circuitous path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline now loops through nine properties protected by Virginia conservation easements on its way to a critical ...

Fauquier hits 100,000 acres in conservation easements - Fauquier Now
9/30/2015 3:00:00 AM
Fauquier hits 100,000 acres in conservation easements    Fauquier Now First county in Virginia to reach milestone provides financial incentive for farmers to sell development rights.

Conservation Markets News Items
Virginia pollution control board approves permit for ACP compressor - Oil & Gas Journal
1/10/2019 12:45:30 PM
Virginia pollution control board approves permit for ACP compressor    Oil & Gas Journal Virginia's Air Pollution Control Board unanimously approved a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project to construct a compressor station in Buckingham ...

Article: Fisheries on both VA, MD legislative agendas for 2019 - The Chesapeake Bay Journal
1/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Article: Fisheries on both VA, MD legislative agendas for 2019    The Chesapeake Bay Journal Oysters will be on the legislative menu in Maryland in 2019, while Virginia lawmakers will have menhaden on their plates. But for legislators gathering in both ...

Leonhardt backs hemp market in West Virginia - West Virginia MetroNews
1/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Leonhardt backs hemp market in West Virginia    West Virginia MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt is looking forward to the possible growth of the industrial hemp market in ...

Colonial Williamsburg announces Historic Area closures, winter 2019 schedule - Virginia Gazette
12/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Colonial Williamsburg announces Historic Area closures, winter 2019 schedule    Virginia Gazette Three retail stores in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area will close permanently in the new year, while other shops and attractions are expected to close their ...

President signs compromise Farm Bill that legalizes industrial hemp production - Augusta Free Press
12/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
President signs compromise Farm Bill that legalizes industrial hemp production    Augusta Free Press President Trump signed into law a compromise package that includes Virginia priorities championed by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA).

Article: 'Just short of a crisis': Tensions flare as VA halts oyster seed harvest in James - The Chesapeake Bay Journal
12/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Article: 'Just short of a crisis': Tensions flare as VA halts oyster seed harvest in James    The Chesapeake Bay Journal Virginia fishery managers are taking the rare step of halting oyster seed harvests in the lower James River as they seek to protect the baby bivalves from ...

Report Claims Dominion Energy Overcharging Virginia Customers - NBC 29 News
12/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Report Claims Dominion Energy Overcharging Virginia Customers    NBC 29 News A Charlottesville-based advocacy firm says Dominion Energy is overcharging every single one of their Virginia customers by $250 a year apiece. The report from ...

'RGGI works': Virginia advocate on what state stands to gain from carbon cap - Energy News Network
12/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
'RGGI works': Virginia advocate on what state stands to gain from carbon cap    Energy News Network The initiative is expected to create new revenue for renewable energy and climate change resilience projects.

Northam praises Congress for passing Farm Bill - CBS19 News
12/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Northam praises Congress for passing Farm Bill    CBS19 News Governor Ralph Northam is praising the U.S. Congress for its work passing the federal Farm Bill, which will have many impacts for Virginia's agriculture industry.

Virginia is creating a coastal resilience plan. Here are 5 ways it can succeed. - Environmental Defense Fund
12/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia is creating a coastal resilience plan. Here are 5 ways it can succeed.    Environmental Defense Fund Virginia is experiencing some of the highest rates of sea level rise in the nation and has suffered a 250 percent increase in federally declared disasters over the ...

VA Native, Rocker Dave Matthews Poses With Stanley Cup | Patch PM - McLean, VA Patch
12/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
VA Native, Rocker Dave Matthews Poses With Stanley Cup | Patch PM    McLean, VA Patch Top Stories To Read Tonight From Virginia, DC - McLean, VA - What Virginians earn l Sad panda news | Council member curses at reporter | Teacher charged ...

Central Appalachia's newest coal boss facing bankruptcies - Appalachian Voices
12/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Central Appalachia's newest coal boss facing bankruptcies    Appalachian Voices Tom Clarke, a well-known Virginia businessman and self-proclaimed environmentalist, has had an interesting first few years as a new player in the U.S. coal ...

Shenandoah Valley native to head national conservation service - Northern Virginia Daily
12/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Shenandoah Valley native to head national conservation service    Northern Virginia Daily Shenandoah Valley native Matt Lohr has been appointed to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation *Service*.

Linden man found guilty of unlawfully feeding bears - Northern Virginia Daily
12/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Linden man found guilty of unlawfully feeding bears    Northern Virginia Daily A resident of Linden has been found guilty of violating a Virginia law that forbids people from feeding bears.

Virginia man convicted of illegally feeding bears for 10 years, ordered to pay 'highest allowed' fine: report - Fox News
11/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia man convicted of illegally feeding bears for 10 years, ordered to pay 'highest allowed' fine: report    Fox News A Richmond, Virginia man who illegally fed bears for a decade in an alleged effort to protect them has been convicted.

Lee Francis: Virginia lawmakers must act on coal ash - Virginian-Pilot
11/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lee Francis: Virginia lawmakers must act on coal ash    Virginian-Pilot LIKE MANY Virginians, I watched the shifting path of Hurricane Florence with alternating horror and relief. Ultimately, we were spared the worst of this storm's ...

Virginia forms new neighborhood for Amazon, bracing for radical change in a sleepy DC suburb - GeekWire
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia forms new neighborhood for Amazon, bracing for radical change in a sleepy DC suburb    GeekWire ARLINGTON, Va. — Tell residents of this city that Amazon is moving into their National Landing neighborhood, and they'll have no idea what you're talking ...

Supreme Court to consider Virginia uranium case that divides a rural county - Washington Post
11/4/2018 2:00:00 AM
Supreme Court to consider Virginia uranium case that divides a rural county    Washington Post CHATHAM, Va. — Members of the Coles family have worked the land here for more than 200 years, and on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court will consider ...

Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation 2018 goes to GRACE Director - Travel Wires
10/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation 2018 goes to GRACE Director    Travel Wires Born Free Foundation's Co-Founder, Virginia McKenna OBE, is delighted to announce that Jackson Mbeke, Director of the Democratic Republic of Congo's ...

Paramount Theater Hosts 60th Annual Conservation Forum - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather - NBC 29 News
10/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Paramount Theater Hosts 60th Annual Conservation Forum - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather    NBC 29 News The Garden Club of Virginia is encouraging everyone from hobby gardeners to corporations to consider organic solutions over pesticides.

Va. First Lady Speaks Up about Keeping Wetlands Clean - NBC 29 News
10/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Va. First Lady Speaks Up about Keeping Wetlands Clean    NBC 29 News The first lady of Virginia is standing and speaking up for land conservation as she makes a stop at Castle Hill Farm in Keswick. Pam Northam spoke about her ...

Virginia mother bear and 2 cubs hiding in tree cause street closure in neighborhood - Fox News
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia mother bear and 2 cubs hiding in tree cause street closure in neighborhood    Fox News Charlottesville, Virginia, residents gathered around an unexpected sighting on Wednesday: A mother bear and her two cubs, which spent the afternoon in a ...

Dominion gets green light for limited work in Virginia on Atlantic Coast Pipeline - S&P Global Platts
10/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dominion gets green light for limited work in Virginia on Atlantic Coast Pipeline    S&P Global Platts Progress cited by operator amid effort to complete 1.5 Bcf/d project Opponents have been fighting Northeast gas takeaway efforts The US Federal Energy ...

Spending surges in Va.’s 7th District, as outside groups shift their gaze down state - Washington Post
10/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Spending surges in Va.’s 7th District, as outside groups shift their gaze down state    Washington Post RICHMOND — Outside groups trying to sway Virginia's four competitive congressional races have been plowing most of their money into the Richmond-area ...

Virginia Hemp Company Seeks Growers | Farming - Lancaster Farming
10/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Hemp Company Seeks Growers | Farming    Lancaster Farming Sam Grant, managing partner of the Virginia Hemp Co., is looking for farmers in Virginia to plant and harvest about 2500 acres of hemp.

Who's afraid of Virginia solar power? - pv magazine USA
10/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Who's afraid of Virginia solar power?    pv magazine USA The Commonwealth's 2018 Energy Plan includes 5 GW of utility scale wind+solar, plus 500 MW of rooftop solar power, less than 1 MW in size, over the next ...

Loudoun County fourth graders on a mission to help northern Virginia land Amazon - Loudoun Times-Mirror
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Loudoun County fourth graders on a mission to help northern Virginia land Amazon    Loudoun Times-Mirror The fourth-grade class at Goshen Post Elementary School in Aldie has joined the effort to help northern Virginia land Amazon's second headquarters.

Community meetings to help West Virginia's agriculture economy | News, Sports, Jobs - Parkersburg News
9/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Community meetings to help West Virginia's agriculture economy | News, Sports, Jobs    Parkersburg News CHARLESTON — Partners who seek to grow the state's agriculture economy are encouraging residents to attend community meetings in their area, including ...

National Park Service nominee knows Shenandoah, other Virginia... - Rappahannock News
9/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Park Service nominee knows Shenandoah, other Virginia...    Rappahannock News David Vela, the superintendent of Grand Teton National Park who was recently nominated to become Director of the National Park *Service*, knows Shenandoah ...

Experts give WV high marks for elk-reintroduction effort - Charleston Gazette-Mail
9/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Experts give WV high marks for elk-reintroduction effort    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's elk-reintroduction effort is less than two years old, but it's already impressing elk experts.

Virginia to Gain New Cold Storage Facility | Southern Edition - Lancaster Farming
8/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia to Gain New Cold Storage Facility | Southern Edition    Lancaster Farming A Rockingham County business has begun a $41.6 million project that will support poultry businesses in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and potentially spur ...

Anthem to Offer Health Insurance in 42 More Virginia Markets - U.S. News & World Report
8/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Anthem to Offer Health Insurance in 42 More Virginia Markets    U.S. News & World Report RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A health insurance carrier is re-entering the markets of 42 Virginia localities next year.

Win For Wetlands: Program Helps Farmers Conserve More Flood-Prone Land - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
8/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Win For Wetlands: Program Helps Farmers Conserve More Flood-Prone Land    West Virginia Public Broadcasting West Kentucky farmer Judy Wilson says her family is a bit of a sundry bunch. “We love the farm, but we also love all the nature,” she said. Wilson is.

National Conservation Training Center taking applications for deer hunt in West Virginia - Herald-Mail Media
8/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Conservation Training Center taking applications for deer hunt in West Virginia    Herald-Mail Media SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown is taking applications for the fall deer hunt.

Third Winchester battlefield gets $900,000-plus grant | News - The Winchester Star
7/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Third Winchester battlefield gets $900,000-plus grant | News    The Winchester Star HARRISONBURG — Six Virginia Civil War sites have received more than $2 million for historic preservation, with New Market and Third Winchester battlefields ...

National Park Service awards $2.05 million to protect six Virginia battlefields - WHSV
7/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Park Service awards $2.05 million to protect six Virginia battlefields    WHSV U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced more than more than $2.05 million to preserve six historic battlefields in Virginia.

Giant Hogweed, a plant that can cause burns and blindness, found in Virginia - CNBC
6/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Giant Hogweed, a plant that can cause burns and blindness, found in Virginia    CNBC A huge weed that can cause third-degree burns and even blindness has been found in Virginia. USA Today reports.

Pohick Bay Regional Park Just Got Much Bigger - The Zebra
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Pohick Bay Regional Park Just Got Much Bigger    The Zebra Pohick Bay Regional Park is about to get a little bigger. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) is pleased to announce that it has ...

Land Trust of Virginia honors Mars, Smith at annual 'garden party' - Fauquier Times
5/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Land Trust of Virginia honors Mars, Smith at annual 'garden party'    Fauquier Times The Land Trust of Virginia welcomed more than 350 guests to its 20th annual “Garden Party to Save Virginia's Countryside” Sunday at Peace and Plenty at ...

Berrymans Farm Part of Virginia Ag History | Antiques & History - Lancaster Farming
5/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Berrymans Farm Part of Virginia Ag History | Antiques & History    Lancaster Farming SURRY COUNTY, Va. — E. McDonald “Mac” Berryman doesn't just farm in a historic area. He is an integral part of the story of Virginia agriculture. His ancestors ...

Despite Risks, Virginia Farmer is All In With Hemp - Lancaster Farming
5/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Despite Risks, Virginia Farmer is All In With Hemp    Lancaster Farming LURAY, Va. — The Rodes family has grown a number of crops at Riverhill Farms over the years, but one in particular is drawing a lot of interest. Glenn Rodes ...

Despite Cold Start, Virginia Strawberries Ready | Produce, Market Growers and Greenhouses - Lancaster Farming
4/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Despite Cold Start, Virginia Strawberries Ready | Produce, Market Growers and Greenhouses    Lancaster Farming VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A cold spring hasn't delayed Virginia's strawberry harvest. At Brookdale Farm in Virginia Beach, early blooms led to an April 21 ...

West Virginia Guard's Patriot Guardens program taking root - United States Army
4/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Guard's Patriot Guardens program taking root    United States Army A new project taking root in the Kanawha Valley is aiming to help small farmers and veterans in West Virginia grow and then market carrots to restaurants and ...

Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
3/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation    West Virginia Public Broadcasting Tom Wrasse is at his hunting shack alone. Light pours into the small room from a window framed by antlers, harvested from the surrounding cen.

Lucius J. Kellam III: To create jobs, Virginia must invest in conservation - Virginian-Pilot
2/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lucius J. Kellam III: To create jobs, Virginia must invest in conservation    Virginian-Pilot By LUCIUS J. KELLAM III. MY FAMILY'S ROOTS run deep and wide on the Eastern Shore and along the Chesapeake Bay. Those of us who live in this region, ...

New Jersey to Rejoin East Coast Carbon Market, Virginia May Be Next - InsideClimate News
1/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Jersey to Rejoin East Coast Carbon Market, Virginia May Be Next    InsideClimate News Updated Jan. 29 with New Jersey governor's executive order to rejoin RGGI. With federal policies to control greenhouse gas emissions in limbo, more states are ...

Conservation Tax Credits News Items
Natural Bridge sold, on path to become state park - Roanoke Times
2/6/2014 3:00:00 AM
Natural Bridge sold, on path to become state park    Roanoke Times The Natural Bridge will become a state park under a deal reached between its former and current owners and several Virginia agencies.