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11 new properties under protection of Virginia Land Conservancy

The Historic Virginia Land Conservancy has announced the protection of 11 properties in five counties, two of which are new counties to HVLC.

All acreage represents vital farmland in the commonwealth, a release said.

These farms tout exceptional soils, as well as woodlands and beautiful open land, the conservancy said. Some of these properties expand the footprint of other protected lands, including the Chub Sandhill State Natural Area Preserve.

The farms range in size from 117 acres to over 400 acres, that include rotations of cotton, wheat, soy, corn; water quality improvements with farming best management practices; wildlife fields for hunting; ponds for fishing; cypress trees saved; swampland; marshes; creeks; scenic waterways, and a century old working cattle farm.

“With the addition of these 11 properties, the conservancy’s portfolio has increased the amount of land to over 13,555 acres,” said board chair Susan Chamberlain. “These properties are rich in natural resou...

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