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WHY CONSERVE LAND AND WATER?


“To preserve the open countryside we all love and cherish. To provide habitats for wildlife. To protect our clean water sources. To create parks and trails. To save farmland from developers.” 

Henry Stribling, Executive Director, ODLC

 

Forested Areas

Save woodlands from over development.

Streams & Rivers

Help ensure access to uncontaminated water resources.

Agricultural Land

Ensure agricultural land is used for agriculture.

Key Conservation Information

  • Land Donations

    There are no size limits for land conservation easements. ODLC accepts donations of land to protect, conserve and guarantee that

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  • Who Can Donate?

    Individuals, trusts, large and small profit corporations such as LLCs and not-for-profits such as organizations, and religious and environmental groups

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  • Land Conservation Helps Everyone

    The important fact to remember when considering placing land in a conservation easement is that land conservation ultimately improves the

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ODLC - Old Dominion Land Conservancy

All forms of life need food and water. We get our food from the land and our clean water from run offs, springs, streams, and rivers. Life cannot be sustained without access to uncontaminated land and water. Our small farms, gardens, parks, forests, trails, wetlands, grasslands, and yes...large commercial farms, local, state, and federal forests and parks are all part of the ecosystems that most people simply take for granted.

Our goals are to to protect the land and water, and provide for future generations.

Conservation Purpose Donations

  • Agricultural Use
  • Forestal Use
  • Natural Habitat and Biological Diversity
  • Rivers, Streams, Wetlands, Springs and Shorelines
  • Public Benefit
  • Natural Resource-Based Outdoor Education
  • Watershed Preservation
  • Preservation of Scenic Open Space
  • Conservation and Open Space Designated by Government
  • General Water Quality
  • Forest Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • Land Use for Agricultural Production
  • Management Plans for Forest Lands

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About ODLC

Founded to protect land and water resources for their natural, scenic, recreational, historic, and agricultural values, the Old Dominion Land Conservancy (ODLC) also seeks to educate the public on why land conservancy is so very important and so easily overlooked.

ODLC accepts land donations, but also tailors conservation easements to meet the specific needs and conservation purposes of each landowner and ODLC. We have been hard at our task for the past 15 years.

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Contact ODLC

Old Dominion Land Conservancy, Inc.
  621 West Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

  Office: 540-338-0077
  Fax: 540-338-9676

  Mon - Fri - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  Henry Stribling, Executive Director

ODLC Mission

  Foster the importance of conservation

  Protect and preserve historic countryside

  Protect and preserve water resources

  Protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay

  Create parks and trails

  Help preserve rural farmlands

  Control development through conservation