Protecting Valley Battlefields and Historic Lands
Your Land, Your Choices
People choose to conserve their land for a wide variety of reasons.
Some families have held a particular piece of land for many generations and feel a strong connection to past and future generations.
Some may be new to the land but have chosen to honor its natural or cultural heritage, to restore its streams, pastures and forests, and to ensure that their efforts benefit others in the coming decades. Often these people will choose to permanently limit development on their property through a voluntary conservation easement agreement.
Other people may be part of a farming community that pulls together to form an agricultural and forestal district, bringing dozens of families and thousands of acres into a multi-year agreement not to develop the neighborhood.
And many may have a strong interest in the history of the Civil War and recognize the importance of maintaining the historic character of those lands to honor, interpret, and educate about this vitally important part of the nation’s heritage.
To learn more about the possibility and techniques for conserving your land, contact John D. Hutchinson V, AICP, SVBF Director of Conservation, at 540-740-4545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.