About Us

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1990, the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy is a private land trust, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The HVLC works with landowners, government agencies, businesses and individuals to protect our region’s acclaimed natural and cultural resources: water quality, forests, wetlands, river watersheds, viewscapes and historic sites.

  • A statewide conservation organization funded by generous individuals, business sponsors and local granting agencies
  • Almost 11,000 acres under stewardship
  • Led by a volunteer board of directors and advisory board and managed by paid staff
  • Member of Land Trust Alliance – a national conservation organization
  • Member of Virginia United Land Trusts –a statewide conservation organization
  • Accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2015
  • Merged with Middle Peninsula Land Trust in 2018

 

WHAT WE DO

The Conservancy promotes eco-friendly practices for the benefit of its citizens, fauna, and flora, with many initiatives.

  • Supports individual and community health by preserving open spaces
  • Encourages farming and helps maintain the Commonwealth’s economic assets in agriculture
  • Encourages protection of historic sites for study, education and enjoyment
  • Works with landowners to secure balanced growth and multi-use green space
  • Partners with developers and municipalities to control spending on infrastructure
  • Encourages landowners to explore federal and state programs that offer tax credits
  • Develops a stewarding partnership with landowners to monitor the conservation agreements and ensure continuous protection
  • Hosts events to demonstrate how land protection increases property values and attracts business investment

Mission Statement

The Historic Virginia Land Conservancy, a 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to protecting and preserving significant natural, scenic, agricultural and historic lands in the lower James, York and Rappahannock River watersheds.

IT’S YOUR VIEW.
TOGETHER, LET’S HELP PROTECT IT.