We are eager to assist farmers in adopting new bird-friendly practices such as delayed spring haying and summer pasture stockpiling.
With a guarantee that there will never be subdivisions, supermarkets, or strip malls to service, replacing a rural roadway with a four lane highway becomes a poor investment.
How can one protect a viewshed, not only for today and tomorrow, but forever? Enter the land protection tool known as the conservation easement.
This year, we honored the late John Adamson with our first North Star recognition. In his words: Anything is possible with patience, politeness and persistence.
We applaud the county supervisors’ decision to restore funding for county-level land protection in 2021 that opened the door for the state’s matching funds received this year.
The availability of agricultural and forestal districts to Page landowners has played a role in preserving the county’s natural resources and the ag and tourism econom.
We are the first stewards of the water that travels from our springs into our streams, through our fields and towns and eventually into the Chesapeake Bay.
Last fall, Robert Hupman and four generations of his family celebrated a new conservation easement protecting their 432 acres of mountain land.
The scenic area designation creates a special area within the larger national forest where the forests, vistas, and drinking water supplies would be preserved, while logging and industrial development such as gas drilling and pipelines would be prohibited.
Browntown residents learned how land protection is a great tool to protect family farms and improve water quality.
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