The Alliance is dedicated to preserving Augusta’s rural landscape and economy, clean air and abundant wildlife habitat and historic resources.
Legacy Organization Information
Augusta County Alliance’s (ACA) work was guided by its mission to preserve the rural landscape and economy, clean air and water, and abundant wildlife habitat and historic resources in Augusta County.
Formed in response to the destructive and unpopular Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposal in 2014, ACA members and supporters work tirelessly to engage citizens and landowners to make their voices heard. The unneeded pipeline would be the largest project of its kind in Augusta, threatening water resources, the local agricultural and tourism economy, private property rights and the high quality of life in Augusta County.
Retired two-term Augusta County Supervisor and historian Nancy Sorrells served as co-chair of the Augusta County Alliance from its inception. Sorrells is now the Augusta Coordinator for the Alliance and the important work of ACA continues.
Where We Work
- Population: 125,433
- Land Area, Acres: 618,880
- Land in Farms: 290,911 acres, 47%
- Number of Farms: 1,665
- Market Value of Products Sold (Crop/Livestock): $292,547,000
- Ranking out of 98 VA Counties: 2
- South Fork Shenandoah
- Land in Conservation
- 320 easements
- 50,938 acres
- National Historic Battlefields
- Public Lands
- GWNF: 196,057 acres/30.5%
- SNP: 12,269 acres/1.9%