Piedmont Environmental Council

Promoting and protecting the natural resources, rural economy, history and beauty of the Virginia Piedmont

Accredited Land Trust

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45 Horner St.
PO Box 460
Warrenton, Virginia  20188-0460
Phone: (540) 347-2334
Fax: (540) 347-9003


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Albemarle County, Virginia
  • Clarke County, Virginia
  • Culpeper County, Virginia
  • Fauquier County, Virginia
  • Greene County, Virginia
  • Loudoun County, Virginia
  • Madison County, Virginia
  • Orange County, Virginia
  • Rappahannock County, Virginia

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Conservation Easements and Succession Planning


When rural land passes from one generation to the next, it is often vulnerable to subdivision and development for a variety of reasons. The heirs might have differing ideas about what to do with the land, or they may not have the same commitment to forestry or agriculture as the prior generation. Even when heirs do desire to keep the land intact, they may find that the only way to settle the estate is to sell the family land. A conservation easement can help ensure that the land is not developed and the conservation values will be protected forever, even if the family sells the property.


Managing Land in the Piedmont of Virginia


The purpose of this guide is to provide landowners with an introduction to land management concepts and conservation tools that can be used to benefit wildlife and counter some of the threats faced by declining bird species. Although this guide focuses specifically on birds, management that is beneficial to birds often benefits other wildlife that share the same habitats.  If you own land in the Virginia Piedmont, whether a large farm or estate, or a small backyard, you can help provide valuable habitat for birds. Simple changes can provide great benefits to birds and other wildlife. For example, allow native vegetation to grow along a fence row, or reduce your lawn footprint by removing turf and planting wildflowers.