Virginia needs investment in conservation to spur the economy Fully funding the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation for the first time would mean a major advance toward the Virginia we all need — one where our waters are clean, our lands are healthy and productive, and our rich history and culture are preserved. Virginians recognize our […]
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.
Virginia Conservation Network and Virginia’s United Land Trusts (VaULT) were joined by Governor Northam’s newly appointed Secretary of Natural Resources Matt Strickler and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring. The Secretaries introduced themselves to the conservation community to kick off a conversation about shared priorities between partners and the Secretaries.
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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 […]