For more than ten years, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has gathered together a variety of partners and resources to protect the region’s remarkable Civil War landscape and historic sites.
Purchasing land from preservation-minded landowners may be the most visible tactic for protecting battlefields, but it is just one of many in a wide array of preservation techniques available to landowners and organizations working to conserve the Valley’s historic landscape.
Despite significant preservation successes in recent years, the Valley’s battlefields continue to be threatened by development and modern intrusions.
As the owner and steward of more than 4,500 battlefield acres, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has a public trust responsibility to ensure that these landscapes are managed responsibly and in a way that ensures that they can be experienced by future generations of Americans.
In the coming years, the Valley Pike will add a new distinction to its long history by becoming part of a new trail system in northern Shenandoah County connecting the Fisher’s Hill battlefield with the town of Strasburg and the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.