Conservation Resources in Shenandoah Valley Region

 Battlefield Conservation

   
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Virginia Conservation Lands Database

 

Show Battlefield Conservation Organizations & Professionals (14)
There are 14 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
- Roanoke, VA
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
Land Trust of Virginia
- Middleburg, VA
North American Land Trust
Monica McQuail - Communications & Stewardship Assistant - Chadds Ford, PA
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
- Annandale, VA
Piedmont Environmental Council
- Warrenton, VA
Potomac Conservancy
- Silver Spring, MD
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Valley Conservation Council
- Staunton, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA

 Conservation Easements

   
Show Articles on Conservation Easements (55)
A fierce, expensive fight erupts over conservation easements
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An ongoing fight over tax breaks for conserving privately owned land — and accusations that some people are using them as a tax shelter — is spurring an expensive lobbying battle involving landowners and conservationists.

 

Final Rule on SALT and State Tax Credit Programs
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The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service pre-released the final rule on how the federal government will treat charitable donations that individual taxpayers make to nonprofits via giving programs incentivized by state and local tax (SALT) credits.

 

Enforcing Perpetual Conservation Easements Against Third-Party Violators
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Among the most daunting challenges the holder of a perpetual conservation easement faces is the enforcement of the easements it holds, for all time, and against all violators.& ...

 

Amending or Terminating Conservation Easements: The New Hampshire Experience
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Since their release in 2010, the Guidelines have been useful to the land trust community and to the New Hampshire Attorney General in facilitating a thorough and efficient review of proposed amendments to, as well as partial extinguishments of, conservation easements.

 

Understanding When Perpetual Is Not Forever: An Update To The Challenge Of Changing Conditions, Amendment, And Termination Of Perpetual Conservation Easements, And Response To Ann Taylor Schwing
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Rarely in the legal discourse is an author afforded the opportunity to revisit and update a recently published law review article and to correct misunderstandings of a response thereto.

 

Perpetuity is Forever, Almost Always: Why It Is Wrong To Promote Amendment and Termination of Perpetual Conservation Easements
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When a landowner makes a charitable gift of a conservation easement to a nonprofit organization or government entity and elects to seek a federal tax deduction, both landowner and easement holder are subject to federal tax laws and regulations governing the creation, monitoring, amendment, and extinguishment of the easement.

 

Conservation Easement Reform: As Maine Goes Should the Nation Follow
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This article explores how the Reform Law has worked and whether it makes sense as a model for other states in response to weaknesses in their enabling laws.

 

Rural Property Appraisal An Overview of the Process and Terminology
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At some point in time you may need opinion of value—an appraisal— of your rural property. A qualified appraiser can provide this, and most will follow a distinct process in developing the appraisal.

 

Conservation Easements and Succession Planning
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When rural land passes from one generation to the next, it is often vulnerable to subdivision and development for a variety of reasons. The heirs might have differing ideas about what to do with the land, or they may not have the same commitment to forestry or agriculture as the prior generation.

 

Use of Conservation Easements in Estate and Conservation Planning
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Under many circumstances, the donation of a conservation easement or sale of such easement for less than fair market value may give income tax, estate tax, and real property tax benefits to the donor or seller.

 

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.

 

Leaving a Legacy of Land
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Protecting private lands that provide significant natural resource or cultural values is often a capstone objective for landowners, managers, and conservationists.

 

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

 

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 (293)
There are 293 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
Farmers Legal Action Group
- St. Paul, MN
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
- Harrisonburg, VA
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 - Shareholder - Prince William, VA
John W. Anderson
Spotts Fain - Director/Shareholder - Richmond, 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
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
David A. Sirna
Sirna Forestry Consulting Service - Bunker Hill, WV
Donald S. Hess, SRA
- Don Hess Appraisal Services - Stephens City, VA
Gary Bratton
American Forest Management - Director, Appraisal Services / ARA (Accredited Rural Appraiser) - Sumter, SC
J. Craig Sewell, SRA
Owner - Sewell Inv. and Appraisal Services, LLC - Stephens City, VA
James F. Windley, MAI
- Certified Commercial General Appraiser - Portsmouth, VA
Jared L. Schweitzer, MAI
Miller, Long & Associates, Inc. - President - Roanoke, VA
John Philip Cooley, MAI
Cooley and Associates, LLC - Principal Appraiser - Charlotte, NC
M. David Fry, Jr, SRA
Owner/Appraiser - Fry Appraisal Service - Staunton, VA
Melissa F. Simmons, SRA
Real Estate Appraiser - Fry Appraisal Service - Staunton, VA
Myers & Woods Appraisal Group, Inc
Wesley Woods - President - Madison Heights, VA
Phil Bailey, MAI
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Appraiser - Matthews, NC
Randi Lemmon
Lucas Real Estate Appraisal Service - Blacksburg, VA
Rebel Adams Powell, MAI, SRA
Appraiser/Consultant - Powhatan, VA
Samuel B. Long, MAI, SRA
Miller, Long & Associates, Inc. - President - Roanoke, VA
Terrance McPherson
Terrance McPherson - Frederick, MD
Thomas D. Barlow, MAI, SRA
Miller, Long & Associates, Inc. - Associate/Appraiser - Roanoke, VA
William D. Ceccolini, MAI
- VDOT-Staunton - Bridgewater, 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
- Transforming Food & Ag Policy - Washington, DC
Alice Ferguson Foundation
Emily Leedy - Director of Programs - Accokeek, MD
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Liz Chudoba - Water Quality Program Manager - Annapolis, MD
Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley
- New Market, VA
America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative
Kyle Jones - Regional Longleaf Pine Restoration Coordinator - Tallahassee, FL
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Battlefield Trust
- Washington, DC
American Chestnut Foundation, Virginia Chapter
- Marshall, VA
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
- Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Harpers Ferry, WV
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
- Reston, VA
Bat Conservation International
- Austin, TX
Be Wild, Virginia!
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Biobased Maine
- Portland, ME
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 Collaborative Conservation
Warner College of Natural Resources - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners
Jason Cooper, Extension Agent - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Harrisonburg, VA
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- 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
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
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
Frederick County Conservation Easement Authority
- Winchester, VA
Garden Club of Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
James River Association
- 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
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
- Leesburg, VA
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance
Michael Heller - Steering Committee Co-chair - Annapolis, MD
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Association of State Foresters
- 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
- 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
- Vienna, VA
Potomac Riverkeeper
- WASHINGTON, DC
Preservation Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Darrell Whitley - Chief Operating Officer - Houston, TX
Roanoke River Basin Association
Scott Van Der Hyde - Executive Director - Danville, VA
Rockbridge Area Conservation Council
- Lexington, VA
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Scenic Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
- New Market, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Southeast Water Forum
- Knoxville, TN
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Curtis R Hopkins, Ph.D. - Executive Secretary - Flora, MS
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
SouthWings
Chesapeake Office - Norfolk, VA
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 American Chestnut Foundation
- Asheville, NC
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 Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
The Trust for Public Land, D.C. / Chesapeake Office
- Washington, DC
The Virginia Speleological Survey
- Winchester, VA
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
- Norfolk, VA
Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc. ('VCLF')
Tom Clarke, CEO - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Conservation Network
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
- Crewe, VA
Virginia Forestry Association
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Society of Ornithology
- Williamsburg, VA
Virginia’s United Land Trusts
Ellen Shepard - Richmond, VA
VIRGINIAforever
- Richmond, VA
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Waterkeepers Chesapeake
- Takoma Park, MD
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Wildlands Conservation, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Estate Planners
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Shareholder - Winchester, VA
J. Moore & Company, P.C.
- Roanoke, VA
Noble & Noble Financial Associates, Inc.
- Front Royal, VA
Raetz & Hawkins, P.C.
- Lexington, VA
Estate Planning Attorneys
Alan F. Garrison
Timberlake Smith Attorneys at Law - Staunton, VA
Allan G. Donn, Esq.
Willcox & Savage, P.C. - Norfolk, VA
Andrew Branan
The Branan Law Firm, PLLC - Hillsborough, NC
B. E. Brannock
Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses, P.C. - Staunton, VA
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Shareholder - Winchester, VA
Christine Nguyen Piersall
Williams Mullen - Partner - Norfolk, VA
David D. Addison
Williams Mullen - Partner - Richmond, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Davies & Davies, Attorneys at Law
- Lynchburg, VA
Fielding L. Williams, Jr.
Williams Mullen - Richmond, VA
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
- Harrisonburg, VA
Henry P. Custis, Jr.
Custis, Lewis & Dix, L.L.P. - Accomac, VA
Jeffrey Adams, Esq.
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Julie A. King, Esq.
- Charlottesville, VA
Larry A. Mann
Mann, Vita & Elrod, PLLC - Lexington, VA
Legacy Counsel Law, PLLC
Ann G Conway - Executive Director - McLean, VA
Mark E. Slaughter
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
Mark W. Botkin
BotkinRose PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Matthew Von Schuch
Flora Pettit PC - Attorney at Law - Harrisonburg, VA
Misti Schmidt
Conservation Partners LLP - Partner - Oakland, CA
Morgan W. Alley
Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P. - White Stone, VA
Neil L. Rose
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
P. Marshall Yoder
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Paul G. Izzo
Thompson McMullan PC - Director - Richmond, VA
Peter M. Huber
Willcox Savage - Member - 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
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
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 Preservation Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy
- Roanoke, VA
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
Land Trust of Virginia
- Middleburg, VA
North American Land Trust
Monica McQuail - Communications & Stewardship Assistant - Chadds Ford, PA
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
- Annandale, VA
Piedmont Environmental Council
- Warrenton, VA
Potomac Conservancy
- Silver Spring, MD
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Valley Conservation Council
- Staunton, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Lawyers
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Shareholder - Winchester, VA
Mandi Montgomery Smith
TimberlakeSmith Attorneys at Law - Staunton, VA
Ronald G. Doucette
Doucette Law Firm, PLC - Leesburg, VA
William L. Heartwell, III
- Fincastle, VA
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Blair Schilling
Fishman Haygood, LLP - Attorney - New Orleans, LA
Bobby Lamb
Robert Lamb PLLC - Washington, DC
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brooks M. Smith
Troutman Sanders - Managing Partner - Richmond, VA
C. Timothy Lindstrom
Conservation Easement Lawyer - Washington, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Davies & Davies, Attorneys at Law
- Lynchburg, VA
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
- Harrisonburg, VA
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 - Shareholder - Prince William, VA
John W. Anderson
Spotts Fain - Director/Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Larry A. Mann
Mann, Vita & Elrod, PLLC - Lexington, VA
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Attorney, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Michael J. Rothermel
Spotts Fain - Senior Counsel - Richmond, VA
Misti Schmidt
Conservation Partners LLP - Partner - Oakland, CA
Reed W. Neuman
Nossaman LLP - Partner - Washington, DC
Southern Environmental Law Center
- Charlottesville, VA
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Warren L. Tisdale
Willcox Savage - Norfolk, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Forest Fund Tree Planting Program
Jenny McGarvey - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Clark County Conservation Easement program
Alison Teetor - Natural Resources Planner - Berryville, VA
Deer Management Assistance Program
- Forest, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
Meredith Bean - EAB Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Firewise Communities - Virginia
John Miller - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
Money for Mitigation Grant Program
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Project WILD - Virginia
Suzie Gilley - Project WILD Coordinator - Henrico, VA
Quail Habitat Recovery Cost-Share Program
- Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Reforestation of Timberlands Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Riparian Forest Buffer Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Rockbridge Easement Agreement Program
Chris Slaydon - Assistant Director - Lexington, VA
Shenandoah County Conservation Easement Program
- Woodstock, VA
Small Farms Nutrient Management Program
Tad Williams - Dairy and Small Farms Nutrient Management Specialist - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Terry Lasher
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Charlottesville, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Dana Aunkst - Director - Annapolis, MD
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 Agricultural Stewardship Program
Darrell Marshall - Agricultural Stewardship Program Manager - 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
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- 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 Christina Glymph - Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Kristal McKelvey - 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
NC Forest Service (NCFS) - 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
Noble & Noble Financial Associates, Inc.
- Front Royal, VA
The Simple Dollar
Trent Ham - Founder & ContributorIA
Water Street Solutions
- Peoria, IL
Tax Credit Brokers
Atoka Conservation Exchange LLC
- Richmond, VA
Blue Line Conservation
Jay Norman - Manassas, VA
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Shareholder - 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.

 

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There are 331 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Markets Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD
Virginia Wetland Consulting - Quinton, VA
Andy Rosenberger
Private Lands Biologist - Marion, 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
Jay Howell
Small Game Project Leader - Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Justin Folks
Private Lands Biologist - Verona, VA
Marc Puckett
Small Game Project Leader - Farmville, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, 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
Cranston’s Mill Pond Nutrient Bank
Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Land Trust - Brent Fults - Richmond, VA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Ecosystem Investment Partners
- Baltimore, MD
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Debbie Reed - Executive Director - Falls Church, VA
ENVIRON
- Arlington, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
- 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
Indigo Ag
- Boston, MA
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Darrell Whitley - Chief Operating Officer - Houston, TX
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brian T. Chase
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - 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
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Debbie Reed - Executive Director - Falls Church, VA
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Indigo Ag
- Boston, MA
John W. Anderson
Spotts Fain - Director/Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Attorney, 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
Resource Environmental Solutions - Regional Manager, Client Solutions - Richmond, VA
Fisheries Biologists
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Foresters
Allen Watson
Hatchet Creek Forestry Services - Wirtz, VA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Andrew J. Lindberg
Timber Marketing and Management - Area Manager - Chesterfield, VA
Andy Eubank
Forestry Management Services - Winchester, VA
Ashby Brown
Woods, Water and Wildlife Inc. - Carrsville, VA
Ben Balke
Eastern Forest Consultants LLC - Christiansburg, 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
Bruce Harmon
Virginia Department of Forestry - Bay Watershed Riparian Forest Buffer Specialist - Woodstock, 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
Clint Folks
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Crimora, VA
D. Brad White
Clearwater Forestry Consultants LLC - Hardy, VA
Dale Turner
Turner Forestry Services - Louisa, VA
Dan Parker
Tillinghast & Neely - Danville, WV
Dan Wilson
Three Rivers Forestry - Senior Forester - Tappahannock, VA
Dana Malone, Malone Forest Consulting
Malone Forest Consulting - Consulting Professional Forester/Arborist - Purcellville, VA
Daniel F. Perkins
Registered Forester NC #1439 - Chester, VA
Daniel Hammond
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
Dennis McCarthy
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Salem, VA
Donald N. Parris
Timber Consultants, Inc. - Halifax, VA
Douglas F. Brewster
Wood Brokers Company Inc. - Chester, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Arrow Forestry - New Castle, 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
Frank O. Brooks Jr.
Forest Resources Management Inc. - Aylett, 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
Jess Crawford
South Rivers Forestry Consultants, LLC - King William, VA
Jim Vadas
Clearwater Forestry Services - Mattaponi, VA
Joe Cotner
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Salem, VA
Joe Hedrick
Natural Bridge Forestry Consultants - Natural Bridge Station, VA
Joe Secoges
Eastern Forest Consultants LLC - Christiansburg, VA
JoeBoswell
Virginia Department of Forestry - Senior Area Forester - Salem, 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 Hisghman
Virginia Department of Forestry - Senior Area Forester - Woodstock, VA
John Holstine
Holstine Forestry Consulting LLC - Charleston, WV
John J. West
- Consulting Forester - Bluefield, VA
John Paul Ewan
Three Rivers Forestry - Forester - Tappahannock, 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 Vest
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Salem, VA
Johnny Walker
Walker Enterprises - Big Stone Gap, VA
Jordan Herring
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Woodstock, VA
Karen Stanley
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Crimora, 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
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
Matt Wolanski
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Woodstock, VA
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
Mike Santucci
Virginia Department of Forestry - Forestland Conservation Program Manager - Charlottesville, 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
Patti Nylander
Virginia Department of Forestry - Senior Area Forester - Crimora, VA
Paul M. Haney, ACF
Environmental Timber Management - President - Barboursville, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Peter Gayer
PDG Forestry Services LLC - Forest, VA
Randy Kyner
C & K Forestry Services - Cumberland, VA
Richard Pace III
- Mt. Jackson, VA
Robert E. Smiley
Resource International - Ashland, VA
Rodney Finkbiner
Carolina Forestry - Owner - Raleigh, NC
Sarah Hagan
Virginia Department of Forestry - Bay Watershed Riparian ForestBuffer Specialist - Crimora, VA
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
- 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 Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
Stephen A. Whitfield, ACF
Whitfield Forestry Consultants - Raleigh, NC
Stephen D. Mallette
Resource Management Associates - Locustville, VA
Stephen P. Lindberg
Timber Marketing and Management - President, Area Manager - Chesterfield, 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
Terry Lasher
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Charlottesville, VA
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
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group
- Afton, VA
Virginia Forestry Association
- 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 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
Geologists / Hydrologists
C&S Environmental Consulting
Buford E. Collier - Senior Environmental Project Manager - Kilgore, TX
ENVIRON
- Arlington, VA
Fogarty Land and Environmental
Michael Fogarty - Earth Scientist - Canaan, NH
Gulf Engineers & Consultants
Bob Boagni, P.E. - President - Baton Rouge, LA
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.
- Cumberland, ME
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy
- Roanoke, VA
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
Land Trust of Virginia
- Middleburg, VA
North American Land Trust
Monica McQuail - Communications & Stewardship Assistant - Chadds Ford, PA
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
- Annandale, VA
Piedmont Environmental Council
- Warrenton, VA
Potomac Conservancy
- Silver Spring, MD
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Valley Conservation Council
- Staunton, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Mediators
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Mitigation Banks
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD
Virginia Wetland Consulting - Quinton, VA
Bio-Logical Capital
Grant McCargo - Managing Director, Founder and CEO - Denver, CO
Cranston’s Mill Pond Nutrient Bank
Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Land Trust - Brent Fults - Richmond, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
- Wayne, NJ
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Darrell Whitley - Chief Operating Officer - Houston, TX
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Restoration Systems
George Howard - Raleigh, NC
Thomas J. (TJ) Mascia
Resource Environmental Solutions - Regional Manager, Client Solutions - Richmond, VA
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Blair Schilling
Fishman Haygood, LLP - Attorney - New Orleans, LA
Bobby Lamb
Robert Lamb PLLC - Washington, DC
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brooks M. Smith
Troutman Sanders - Managing Partner - Richmond, VA
C. Timothy Lindstrom
Conservation Easement Lawyer - Washington, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Davies & Davies, Attorneys at Law
- Lynchburg, VA
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
- Harrisonburg, VA
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 - Shareholder - Prince William, VA
John W. Anderson
Spotts Fain - Director/Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Larry A. Mann
Mann, Vita & Elrod, PLLC - Lexington, VA
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Attorney, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Michael J. Rothermel
Spotts Fain - Senior Counsel - Richmond, VA
Misti Schmidt
Conservation Partners LLP - Partner - Oakland, CA
Reed W. Neuman
Nossaman LLP - Partner - Washington, DC
Southern Environmental Law Center
- Charlottesville, VA
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Warren L. Tisdale
Willcox Savage - Norfolk, VA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD
Virginia Wetland Consulting - Quinton, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
- 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
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication 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
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Arrow Forestry - New Castle, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
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
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Conservation Tax Credits

   
Show Articles on Conservation Tax Credits (8)
Final Rule on SALT and State Tax Credit Programs
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The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service pre-released the final rule on how the federal government will treat charitable donations that individual taxpayers make to nonprofits via giving programs incentivized by state and local tax (SALT) credits.

 

Virginia Land Preservation Tax Credit

Virginia allows an income tax credit for 40 percent of the value of donated land or conservation easements. Taxpayers may use up to $20,000 per year through 2020 and $50,000 per year in subsequent tax years.

 

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 ...

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Federal Reforestation Deduction and Amortization

Qualified reforestation expenditures (or afforestation in the case of planting or seeding nonforested land) paid or incurred in a tax year to a maximum of $10,000 per qualified timber property (QTP) can be immediately deducted by all taxpayers, except trusts.

 

Show Conservation Tax Credits Organizations & Professionals (29)
There are 29 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Tax Credits Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Tax Advisors
J. Moore & Company, P.C.
- Roanoke, VA
Jason B. Stinson, CCIM
Commercial Realty Services of Alabama, LLC - Managing Member & Principal - Gadsden, AL
Noble & Noble Financial Associates, Inc.
- Front Royal, VA
The Simple Dollar
Trent Ham - Founder & ContributorIA
Water Street Solutions
- Peoria, IL
Tax Credit Brokers
Atoka Conservation Exchange LLC
- Richmond, VA
Blue Line Conservation
Jay Norman - Manassas, VA
Charles E. McWilliams, Jr.
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC - Shareholder - 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 - Shareholder - Winchester, VA
Christine Nguyen Piersall
Williams Mullen - Partner - Norfolk, VA
David D. Addison
Williams Mullen - Partner - Richmond, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
- Harrisonburg, VA
James M. Ash
Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City, MO
Jeffrey Adams, Esq.
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Mark E. Slaughter
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
Mark W. Botkin
BotkinRose PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Matthew Von Schuch
Flora Pettit PC - Attorney at Law - Harrisonburg, VA
Morgan W. Alley
Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P. - White Stone, VA
Neil L. Rose
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
Peter M. Huber
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
 

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Battlefield Conservation News Items
Pleasants Power Station Slated to Receive $12 Million in Tax Relief - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
7/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pleasants Power Station Slated to Receive $12 Million in Tax Relief    West Virginia Public Broadcasting West Virginia lawmakers passed a bill on Tuesday that will give a $12 million tax cut to a struggling coal-fired power plant in Pleasants County.

Ohio Valley Workers, Employers React as House Votes for $15 Minimum Wage - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
7/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ohio Valley Workers, Employers React as House Votes for $15 Minimum Wage    West Virginia Public Broadcasting The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than double the current $7.25 rate, which has not.

Conservation Easements News Items
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy to honor 'stalwart' of land conservation in Western Virginia - Roanoke Times
9/16/2019 4:35:00 PM
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy to honor 'stalwart' of land conservation in Western Virginia    Roanoke Times Broaddus Fitzpatrick first developed a love for the outdoors as a child, when his parents took him hiking up McAfee Knob or fishing.

Prince William County Board Chair GOP Nominee, John Gray, Makes Three Comments, All Bat***-Crazy and/or False - Blue Virginia
9/12/2019 9:24:00 AM
Prince William County Board Chair GOP Nominee, John Gray, Makes Three Comments, All Bat***-Crazy and/or False    Blue Virginia The following response, to Prince William Board of County Supervisor Chair Republican nominee's latest lunacy, is from Kenny Boddye, Democratic nominee for ...

Virginia conservation fund surpasses 100 easements - Augusta Free Press
9/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia conservation fund surpasses 100 easements    Augusta Free Press The Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund reached a milestone by securing more than 100 conservation easements for working farm and forest land.

Here’s who owns the most land in America - The Indian Express
9/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Here’s who owns the most land in America    The Indian Express The top 10 individuals and families, who collectively control almost as much land as lies in West Virginia, include several timber and ranch dynasties plus a few ...

Betty Hahn, Daughter of a VT President and Proud Appalachian - WVTF
9/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Betty Hahn, Daughter of a VT President and Proud Appalachian    WVTF In 1962, a 35-year-old physicist from Kentucky became president of the university we know today as Virginia Tech. The late Marshall Hahn was a maverick,

Northam: Farmland fund conserves 100-plus properties - Roanoke Times
9/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Northam: Farmland fund conserves 100-plus properties    Roanoke Times Fourteen thousand acres. That's how much farm and forest a Virginia effort has protected since 2008.

David Seriff: In Virginia, we've been there and done that with gas pipeline - Greensboro News & Record
9/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
David Seriff: In Virginia, we've been there and done that with gas pipeline    Greensboro News & Record I consider the Greensboro area my second home since I lived there about 10 years ago before moving to Blacksburg, Va. Therefore, I was distressed to learn the ...

Governor comes to Bealeton to celebrate land preservation milestone - Fauquier Times
8/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Governor comes to Bealeton to celebrate land preservation milestone    Fauquier Times Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam chose Fauquier County to mark a preservation milestone for the commonwealth: more than 100 easements have been secured, ...

Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund marks 100 conservation easements - Augusta Free Press
8/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund marks 100 conservation easements    Augusta Free Press More than 100 conservation easements for working farms and forests have been secured through the Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund.

Heathsville,Northumberland,Lancaster,Kilmarnock,Callao,Rappahannock,Potomac,Reedville,Boating,Fishing, Dining, Indians,omega, Breaking News, Newspaper in Virginia, VA - Northern Neck News
8/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Heathsville,Northumberland,Lancaster,Kilmarnock,Callao,Rappahannock,Potomac,Reedville,Boating,Fishing, Dining, Indians,omega, Breaking News, Newspaper in Virginia, VA    Northern Neck News As one of the largest oyster planters on the East Coast, Lake Cowart's business is utterly dependent on the quality of the water in the Chesapeake Bay ...

Virginia and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Permanently Protect 22856 Acres in Southwest Virginia - Blue Virginia
8/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Permanently Protect 22856 Acres in Southwest Virginia    Blue Virginia This press release from the governor's office is good in and of itself, but – broken record alert – all the conservation “easements” in the world aren't going to save ...

Allstadt's Corner donated to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - West Virginia Explorer
8/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Allstadt's Corner donated to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park    West Virginia Explorer Nearly 160 years after John Brown raided the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, the National Park *Service* is welcoming the gift of another 13 acres that help tell ...

How Protecting Civil War Battlefields Helps Protect Drinking Water - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
7/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
How Protecting Civil War Battlefields Helps Protect Drinking Water    West Virginia Public Broadcasting After the 2014 Elk River chemical spill in the Kanawha Valley, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition created the Safe Water WV initiative. The idea is simple: to ...

Nature Conservancy buys more than 150,000 acres in western Virginia - The Daily Progress
7/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Nature Conservancy buys more than 150,000 acres in western Virginia    The Daily Progress The Charlottesville-based Nature Conservancy has closed its purchase of 153,000 acres of Appalachian Mountain property in Virginia with the intent to protect ...

Justice Companies Announce Major Conservation Easement, Presiden - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather - NBC 29 News
7/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Justice Companies Announce Major Conservation Easement, Presiden - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather    NBC 29 News On Friday July 12, one of the most significant open space land conservation easements in Virginia's state history was recorded in Albemarle County.

W.Va. governor places Albemarle's largest conservation easement on local property • Charlottesville Tomorrow - Charlottesville Tomorrow
7/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
W.Va. governor places Albemarle's largest conservation easement on local property • Charlottesville Tomorrow    Charlottesville Tomorrow West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is starting to clear his name in Albemarle County. After paying over $300000 in back taxes in early June, the James C. Justice ...

Tia Walbridge: “Inexcusable” New Loudoun Comprehensive Plan Doesn't Include Comprehensive Transfer of Development Rights Program - Blue Virginia
7/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tia Walbridge: “Inexcusable” New Loudoun Comprehensive Plan Doesn't Include Comprehensive Transfer of Development Rights Program    Blue Virginia by Tia Walbridge for Loudoun County Supervisor (Blue Ridge District). The new Loudoun County Comprehensive Plan was never going to make everyone ...

IRS Delivers Major Blow to Virginia’s Land Preservation Program - JD Supra
6/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
IRS Delivers Major Blow to Virginia’s Land Preservation Program    JD Supra On June 11, 2019, the IRS and U.S. Department of Treasury issued final regulations requiring taxpayers to reduce their charitable contribution deduction by the ...

West Virginia Organizations Unite for Watershed Improvement | Southern Edition - Lancaster Farming
6/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Organizations Unite for Watershed Improvement | Southern Edition    Lancaster Farming The Eastern Panhandle Watershed Group Meeting is an annual event that brings together local non-profit watershed groups, agencies and other organizations ...

Protecting the land: Land Trust of Virginia bestows honors on conservation leaders - Fauquier Times
5/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Protecting the land: Land Trust of Virginia bestows honors on conservation leaders    Fauquier Times There was much to celebrate in Middleburg Sunday, May 19, as the Land Trust of Virginia held its 21st annual garden party hosted by Mimi Abel Smith at ...

As Northern Virginia urbanizes, conservation trust tries new approaches - Inside NoVA
4/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
As Northern Virginia urbanizes, conservation trust tries new approaches    Inside NoVA *Fresh* off celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT), the group's leaders are seeking new ways to preserve land as ...

ConserveVirginia Makes Preservation Data More Easily Accessible - Bacon's Rebellion
4/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
ConserveVirginia Makes Preservation Data More Easily Accessible    Bacon's Rebellion The Northam administration has launched ConserveVirginia, a “smart map” that identifies 6.3 million acres of high priority conservation areas. The map draws ...

Land Trust of Virginia Formalizes Baldwin Farm Protection Fund - Loudoun Now
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Land Trust of Virginia Formalizes Baldwin Farm Protection Fund    Loudoun Now On Jan. 26 the Land Trust of Virginia's Board of Directors formally established the Malcolm Forbes Baldwin Fund to help pay for conservation easements to ...

Albemarle Co. Reaches Conservation Milestone, Resources on Land Easement - NBC 29 News
2/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Albemarle Co. Reaches Conservation Milestone, Resources on Land Easement    NBC 29 News Albemarle is now the second county in Virginia to reach a major conservation milestone. Albemarle County currently has over 100000 acres of land under ...

'This won't end with me': Frederick County siblings conserve Bear Garden for future generations - The Winchester Star
2/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
'This won't end with me': Frederick County siblings conserve Bear Garden for future generations    The Winchester Star CROSS JUNCTION — Crystal-clear streams, cold and clean enough to support native fish populations, are rare in Virginia.

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 - Richmond.com
12/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
182 acres in Albemarle donated to Land Trust of Virginia    Richmond.com Nearly 200 acres of forested land in Albemarle County has been donated to the Land Trust of Virginia and will be protected in perpetuity.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

Conservation Easement Tax Deductions And Valuation Abuse - Forbes
1/14/2016 3:00:00 AM
Conservation Easement Tax Deductions And Valuation Abuse    Forbes She told me that she practiced law early in her career in Virginia and dealt a bit with conservation easements. She noticed a lot of problems and hoped that by ...

Conservation Markets News Items
Virginia Governor's Executive Order to Accelerate Clean Energy Future is the Right Move for the Commonwealth - CSRwire.com
9/17/2019 5:24:48 PM
Virginia Governor's Executive Order to Accelerate Clean Energy Future is the Right Move for the Commonwealth    CSRwire.com Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's executive order to decarbonize the electricity grid and scale up clean energy in the Commonwealth is the policy leadership ...

Where Bison Roam, Native Plants May Flourish - University of Virginia
9/17/2019 4:00:20 PM
Where Bison Roam, Native Plants May Flourish    University of Virginia What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in ...

UVA Darden Announces Global Courses for 2019–20 Academic Year, Record Student Participation - Newswise
9/17/2019 1:05:00 PM
UVA Darden Announces Global Courses for 2019–20 Academic Year, Record Student Participation    Newswise The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced 18 Darden Worldwide courses for the 2019–20 academic year, including new courses to ...

Calendar of Events-TUESDAY - WV News
9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Calendar of Events-TUESDAY    WV News Today. Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m., Fairview Public Library, Fairmont. Book sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., West Virginia Heritage Crafts, Exit 115 of Interstate 79 in the ...

As Pepsico (PEP) Market Valuation Rose, Shareholder Trust Company Of Virginia Has Decreased Holding; As Pnc Finl Svcs Group (PNC) Shares Rose, Argyle Capital Management Has Raised Its Holding - Stocks Beat
9/16/2019 5:22:00 AM
As Pepsico (PEP) Market Valuation Rose, Shareholder Trust Company Of Virginia Has Decreased Holding; As Pnc Finl Svcs Group (PNC) Shares Rose, Argyle Capital Management Has Raised Its Holding    Stocks Beat Trust Company Of Virginia decreased its stake in Pepsico Inc (PEP) by 3.23% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Trust Company Of ...

Open house events in Northern Virginia through Sept. 15 - Inside NoVA
9/13/2019 1:50:00 PM
Open house events in Northern Virginia through Sept. 15    Inside NoVA Each weekend, signs go up across Northern Virginia as new homes hit the market and potential buyers get a chance to step inside for a look.

Alexandria seminary creates reparations fund; Jerry Falwell Jr. asks the FBI to investigate "attempted coup" and more headlines - Virginia Mercury
9/11/2019 4:00:00 AM
Alexandria seminary creates reparations fund; Jerry Falwell Jr. asks the FBI to investigate "attempted coup" and more headlines    Virginia Mercury NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria announced a $1.7 million fund for ...

Virginia conservation fund surpasses 100 easements - Augusta Free Press
9/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia conservation fund surpasses 100 easements    Augusta Free Press The Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund reached a milestone by securing more than 100 conservation easements for working farm and forest land.

Things to do in Virginia: 9/6 – 9/13 - The Dogwood
9/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Things to do in Virginia: 9/6 – 9/13    The Dogwood Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Check out what's on tap in Virginia this week: Northern Virginia / D.C.. Prince William Education ...

What Virginians Can Do About Amazon Fires - WVTF
9/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
What Virginians Can Do About Amazon Fires    WVTF News of big fires in the Amazon raised many questions last week. That region is known as the lungs of the planet. So will we all be gasping for air as.

Northam: Farmland fund conserves 100-plus properties - Roanoke Times
9/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Northam: Farmland fund conserves 100-plus properties    Roanoke Times Fourteen thousand acres. That's how much farm and forest a Virginia effort has protected since 2008.

Governor comes to Bealeton to celebrate land preservation milestone - Fauquier Times
8/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Governor comes to Bealeton to celebrate land preservation milestone    Fauquier Times Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam chose Fauquier County to mark a preservation milestone for the commonwealth: more than 100 easements have been secured, ...

Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund marks 100 conservation easements - Augusta Free Press
8/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund marks 100 conservation easements    Augusta Free Press More than 100 conservation easements for working farms and forests have been secured through the Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund.

Governor lauds farmland preservation during visit - Fauquier Now
8/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Governor lauds farmland preservation during visit    Fauquier Now Virginia fund has helped preserve 102 parcels statewide; Fauquier leads commonwealth in PDR acreage.

Open house events in Northern Virginia through Sept. 1 - Inside NoVA
8/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Open house events in Northern Virginia through Sept. 1    Inside NoVA Each weekend, signs go up across Northern Virginia as new homes hit the market and potential buyers get a chance to step inside for a look.

A guide to building energy benchmarking in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area - Washington - Washington Business Journal
8/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
A guide to building energy benchmarking in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area - Washington    Washington Business Journal If you own or manage a private, non-residential building in the D.C. metro area, you've likely heard the phrase "energy benchmarking."

Virginia to tighten Oyster catches, Maryland could be next - The Southern Maryland Chronicle
8/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia to tighten Oyster catches, Maryland could be next    The Southern Maryland Chronicle Curbs eyed on mechanized dredging as reef surveys find mortality, lack of growth Jeremy Cox, BayJournal.com Virginia is preparing to tighten limits on ...

Article: After rainfall, oyster limits on deck in Virginia - The Chesapeake Bay Journal
8/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Article: After rainfall, oyster limits on deck in Virginia    The Chesapeake Bay Journal Updated on Aug. 28, 2019 to reflect the vote of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Virginia is tightening limits on harvesting oysters this fall as the ...

Virginia team named 2019 NCF-Envirothon Champions - AGDAILY
8/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia team named 2019 NCF-Envirothon Champions    AGDAILY The Jamestown High School team was named the champion of the 2019 NCF-Envirothon, a natural resources education competition.

Despite legislative blocks, one form of carbon cap-and-trade is alive and well in Virginia - Virginia Mercury
8/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Despite legislative blocks, one form of carbon cap-and-trade is alive and well in Virginia    Virginia Mercury Carbon cap-and-trade ended with a whimper in Richmond this past spring when Republican budget additions blocked the state from participating in the ...

Marion joins in to celebrate Virginia Farmers Market Week - WCYB
8/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Marion joins in to celebrate Virginia Farmers Market Week    WCYB Marion, VA — The Town of Marion's farmers market had a few false starts. Moving from empty parking lot to empty parking lot some fifteen years ago, most had ...

What West Virginia can learn from ecotourism in the Americas (1999) - Planeta.com
7/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
What West Virginia can learn from ecotourism in the Americas (1999)    Planeta.com From the archives. Note: This presentation was originally made by Ron Mader at the 1999 conference, “Growing the Business of Ecotourism” at the (now closed) ...

State of Virginia adds outdoor recreation office - Boating Industry
7/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
State of Virginia adds outdoor recreation office    Boating Industry Virginia joined a growing number of states that have embraced the importance of outdoor recreation by establishing an Office of Outdoor Recreation. Governor.

Nature Conservancy buys more than 150,000 acres in western Virginia - The Daily Progress
7/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Nature Conservancy buys more than 150,000 acres in western Virginia    The Daily Progress The Charlottesville-based Nature Conservancy has closed its purchase of 153,000 acres of Appalachian Mountain property in Virginia with the intent to protect ...

Justice Companies Announce Major Conservation Easement, Presiden - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather - NBC 29 News
7/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Justice Companies Announce Major Conservation Easement, Presiden - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather    NBC 29 News On Friday July 12, one of the most significant open space land conservation easements in Virginia's state history was recorded in Albemarle County.

Governor Northam announces record $73 million in funding for improved agricultural best management practices cost-share program - Chatham Star-Tribune
7/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Governor Northam announces record $73 million in funding for improved agricultural best management practices cost-share program    Chatham Star-Tribune Governor Ralph Northam today announced the availability of $73 million to protect water and soil health through the Virginia Agricultural Best Management ...

Through STEM Education and Botany, APP Fellows Look to Boost Appalachia's Future - UVA Today
6/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Through STEM Education and Botany, APP Fellows Look to Boost Appalachia's Future    UVA Today Faculty at the University of Virginia and UVA's College at Wise are helping one another make a difference in the lives of Southwest Virginians. In a time of ...

West Virginia Organizations Unite for Watershed Improvement | Southern Edition - Lancaster Farming
6/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Organizations Unite for Watershed Improvement | Southern Edition    Lancaster Farming The Eastern Panhandle Watershed Group Meeting is an annual event that brings together local non-profit watershed groups, agencies and other organizations ...

Q&A: Climate leader works to shape 'environmental awakening' in Virginia - Energy News Network
5/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Q&A: Climate leader works to shape 'environmental awakening' in Virginia    Energy News Network We want environmental justice to become part of every breath we're taking as a movement,” the Virginia Interfaith Power & Light director says.

Compass Datacenters starts construction on first Northern Virginia facility - DatacenterDynamics
5/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Compass Datacenters starts construction on first Northern Virginia facility    DatacenterDynamics The 75MW campus will be brought online incrementally.

Coalition from left, right calls on state to break up utilities, deregulate energy; Dominion bristles - Staunton News Leader
5/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Coalition from left, right calls on state to break up utilities, deregulate energy; Dominion bristles    Staunton News Leader The coalition highlights what a lightning rod the political power of Virginia's electric utilities has become.

Coalition of unlikely allies calls on state to break up utilities, deregulate energy - Washington Post
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Coalition of unlikely allies calls on state to break up utilities, deregulate energy    Washington Post Republican Ken Cuccinelli, the former Virginia attorney general, has joined left-leaning groups in the effort to counter the influence of Dominion Energy.

Northam retains GOP language in budget to keep Va. out of carbon-reduction plan - Washington Post
5/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Northam retains GOP language in budget to keep Va. out of carbon-reduction plan    Washington Post RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam (D) angered environmental groups Thursday by signing off on a state budget that includes language hampering Virginia's ...

Virginia Living Museum to open ‘SHARK ZONE’ May 11 - WTKR News 3
5/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Living Museum to open ‘SHARK ZONE’ May 11    WTKR News 3 Visitors will enter the exhibit gallery through a massive shark jaw tunnel to experience a new exhibit created by the Virginia Living Museum.

First Bank & Trust Company Appoints Key Leadership In Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee Markets - PRNewswire
4/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
First Bank & Trust Company Appoints Key Leadership In Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee Markets    PRNewswire ABINGDON, Va., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- First Bank & Trust Company and its parent holding company, First Bancorp, Inc., today announced key ...

Wegmans' New Virginia Beach Store Opens at 7 am on Sunday, April 28 - PRNewswire
4/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wegmans' New Virginia Beach Store Opens at 7 am on Sunday, April 28    PRNewswire VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Store Manager Mike Coyle hopes to make Hampton Roads-area residents fall in love with their new ...

West Virginia Trout Fest scheduled May 3-5 | News, Sports, Jobs - The Inter-Mountain
4/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Trout Fest scheduled May 3-5 | News, Sports, Jobs    The Inter-Mountain FRANKLIN — In order to feature fishing, Spring Fest pulled on “big boy” waders to be rebranded as the West Virginia Trout Fest to be held May 3-5 througho.

Virginia takes next step to reduce carbon emissions, join RGGI - Daily Press
4/22/2019 4:40:00 PM
Virginia takes next step to reduce carbon emissions, join RGGI    Daily Press Virginia is now the first southern state to move to regulate carbon emissions from power plants and a step closer to joining a regional partnership to curb ...

One acre at a time: Conservation company plans reforestation project at Great Meadow - Fauquier Times
4/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
One acre at a time: Conservation company plans reforestation project at Great Meadow    Fauquier Times A multi-national company's $300 million investment in the environment is likely to pay more than a few dividends in Virginia over the coming years, including the ...

Virginia regulators vote to limit carbon emissions but face GOP roadblock - Washington Post
4/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia regulators vote to limit carbon emissions but face GOP roadblock    Washington Post RICHMOND — Virginia regulators have voted to join a regional carbon cap-and-trade program, becoming the first Southern state to do so. The effort could lead ...

Governor Northam Announces Launch of ConserveVirginia - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather - NBC 29 News
4/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Governor Northam Announces Launch of ConserveVirginia - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather    NBC 29 News Gov. Northam has officially launched ConserveVirginia, a data-driven, land conservation strategy that identifies high value lands and conservation sites across ...

Rapidly Evolving Industry Attracts Virginia Farmers to Hemp Summit - Lancaster Farming
3/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rapidly Evolving Industry Attracts Virginia Farmers to Hemp Summit    Lancaster Farming The second Industrial Hemp Summit took place Feb. 25 and 26, on the heels of the 2018 Farm Bill's passage in December. That legislation lifted restrictions on ...

Seafood 'fraud' investigation finds mislabeled fish in Ocean City, Lewes, Onancock - Delmarva Daily Times
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Seafood 'fraud' investigation finds mislabeled fish in Ocean City, Lewes, Onancock    Delmarva Daily Times The investigation found mislabeled fish in restaurants, markets and groceries in Ocean City, Maryland; Lewes, Delaware; and Onancock, Virginia.

Conservation officer details probe into illegal hunting tactics - Northern Virginia Daily
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Conservation officer details probe into illegal hunting tactics    Northern Virginia Daily WOODSTOCK – A group of hunters learned recently that cheating under the game warden's eye in Shenandoah County doesn't pay.

Land Trust of Virginia Formalizes Baldwin Farm Protection Fund - Loudoun Now
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Land Trust of Virginia Formalizes Baldwin Farm Protection Fund    Loudoun Now On Jan. 26 the Land Trust of Virginia's Board of Directors formally established the Malcolm Forbes Baldwin Fund to help pay for conservation easements to ...

Albemarle Co. Reaches Conservation Milestone, Resources on Land Easement - NBC 29 News
2/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Albemarle Co. Reaches Conservation Milestone, Resources on Land Easement    NBC 29 News Albemarle is now the second county in Virginia to reach a major conservation milestone. Albemarle County currently has over 100000 acres of land under ...

Virginia Releases New Outdoor and Conservation Plan - The Lee Daily Register
2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Releases New Outdoor and Conservation Plan    The Lee Daily Register Virginia releases new outdoor and conservation plan. RICHMOND — Virginia has published a new statewide plan for connecting people with the outdoors and ...

Museum at Pocahontas State Park contains fascinating look at Civilian Conservation Corps - Fredericksburg.com
1/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Museum at Pocahontas State Park contains fascinating look at Civilian Conservation Corps    Fredericksburg.com One of the topics I've found fascinating in my coverage of Virginia parks is Franklin D. Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps.

Leonhardt backs hemp market in West Virginia - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
1/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Leonhardt backs hemp market in West Virginia - WV MetroNews    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 ...

‘Really a disappointment’: Colonial farm in Northern Virginia to close Friday after rejecting agreement - Washington Post
12/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
‘Really a disappointment’: Colonial farm in Northern Virginia to close Friday after rejecting agreement    Washington Post A Colonial-style farm in Northern Virginia is slated to close Friday after a years-long dispute with the National Park *Service*, which sought more control over the ...

'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.

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 ...

VOF Announces $3.6 Million in Grants for Forest Conservation in Southwest Virginia - Chatham Star-Tribune
12/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
VOF Announces $3.6 Million in Grants for Forest Conservation in Southwest Virginia    Chatham Star-Tribune The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) today announced $3629710 in grants to support seven on-the-ground projects that protect and restore forests in Giles, ...

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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.