VaULT VA Special Session Budget Alert First, we want to say we appreciate the sustained effort of organizations during the entire 60-day Session. Thank you! And thanks for your engagement as we gear up for the April 11th special session! Background: The Virginia General Assembly adjourned on Saturday, March 10 with no budget. Adjourning without […]
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.
Conserved land has millions of dollars in impact on Va. shore Highlights from the study: About 33 percent of land on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is considered to be conserved and 10 percent is in conservation easements, according to the Coastal Zone Management Program. Organizations directly involved in land conservation on the Shore — including government agencies, […]
The 2018 Requirements Manual was released on March 7th, 2018. Land trusts that are applying for or renewing accreditation in 2018 onward will be evaluated against the 2018 Requirements Manual for their application. The Accreditation Requirements Manual: A Land Trust’s Guide to Understanding Key Elements of Accreditation helps land trusts achieve success in the accreditation process. It serves as a guide for land trusts, providing […]
No excuses: Restore funding now to Virginia conservation programs By Locke Ogens Ogens is the Virginia state director for The Nature Conservancy. During the current session of the General Assembly, Virginia citizens from all across our commonwealth have been calling their legislators and asking them to increase funding for land conservation. But instead of heeding […]
The House and Senate subcommittee reports released Sunday are bad for land conservation. Several of the harmful amendments stem from a misunderstanding of mitigation money. Virginia has well established land conservation policies that emphasize geographic distribution of money and an increasing prioritization of public access and water quality protection. The mitigation money referenced in […]
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 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 […]