Shenandoah Valley Conservation Collaborative
The Alliance leads Shenandoah Valley Conservation Collaborative to accelerate land and water conservation in our region.
The Collaborative brings together land trusts, watershed groups, regional nonprofits, and agency partners working toward shared goals in water quality, agricultural vitality and protected rural landscapes.
We all have a shared interest in conserving key land and water resources, and we are partnering to identify priorities in our region, including:
- Important agricultural soils
- Civil War battlefield lands
- Priority rivers and streams
Together, we are working with interested landowners and communities, and we are committed to bring the resources and expertise needed to secure these important protections.
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- Frederick County Conservation Easement Authority
- Friends of the Middle River
- Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River
- Friends of the Shenandoah River
- Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District
- Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District
- Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)
- Potomac Conservancy
- Shenandoah County Conservation Easement Authority
- Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
- Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
- Trout Unlimited
- Valley Conservation Council
Support conservation for water quality and rural economies
A committee of state legislators is meeting right now to finalize the budget. Please ask the members of this committee to support sufficient funding for land conservation and agricultural best management practices, like stream livestock exclusion and native tree planting. In order to meet the state’s 2025 water quality goals, there must be funding in place to get this work done.
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