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Virginia’s United Land Trusts was founded to promote conservation statewide and coordinate conservation planning and green infrastructure. VaULT also offers training and educational programs.
Over its 40-year history, VEE has partnered with nearly 500 nonprofit organizations, universities, government agencies, schools and communities. Of those, 22 were selected as Partners in Excellence honorees Virginia’s United Land Trusts is a collaborative of more than 30 private organizations working across the state to conserve the Commonwealth’s natural, cultural, historic, scenic and recreational […]
Virginia has one of the most diverse collections of public lands in the country. We have 37 state parks spanning from beaches on the Atlantic Ocean to Appalachian mountain range hiking trails and everywhere in between. First Landing State Park sits on the Chesapeake Bay at the exact spot where English colonists first arrived 410 […]
In 1994, the last Saturday in September was officially designated as National Public Lands Day. In 2017, the Virginia General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the same day as Virginia Public Lands Day, which will celebrate outdoor recreation and wide open spaces across the state for the first time Saturday, Sept. 30. Between Shenandoah National […]
BY TEE CLARKSON Special Correspondent Read the full column: Virginia Public Lands Day “Virginia is incredibly blessed when it comes to our natural resources. Public Lands Day is a way to recognize those who had the foresight to preserve these resources and to remind ourselves that we, too, share in that responsibility. But more than […]
“There are two things that interest me. The relationship of people to each other and the relationship of people to land.” — Aldo Leopold Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of Aldo Leopold’s death and completion of A Sand County Almanac. In anticipation of this milestone, Virginia’s United Land Trusts (VaULT) in cooperation with the Virginia […]
Virginia Public Lands Day Saturday, September 30th, 2017 vaunitedlandtrusts.org #vapubliclands Virginia’s United Land Trusts in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, The Piedmont Environmental Council, Potomac Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, and other organizations across the state will be celebrating the newly established Virginia Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 30th. We […]
We hope you can join us for VaULT’s Business Meeting on Thursday, September 7th from 10:00am-2:00pm! The meeting will be held at the Waynesboro Public Library, 600 Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA. Reminder no conference line available and please bring a bagged lunch. No walkable lunch options. Please contact Ellen Shepard with any suggestions or questions about […]
Since the 1970s, the Virginia Outdoors Survey (VOS) has been conducted as a random survey of Virginia residents. The survey assesses the popularity and needs for outdoor recreation facilities across the commonwealth. For the first time, the 2017 survey is open to the general public. The Department of Conservation and Recreation invites you and anyone […]
Thanks to our Virginia Team! Staff and board members from the Capital Region Land Conservancy, Land Trust of Virginia, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, Piedmont Environmental Council, and VaULT spent two days in DC talking about the value of land conservation. Our four priority issues were Permanently Reauthorize and Fully Fund Land and Water Conservation […]