Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancyupdated: December 2014

To conserve, through voluntary land protection, the agricultural, scenic, natural, historic and recreational resources that define the rural character of our communities.

Chartered in 1998, the Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy is a private, non-profit land trust working primarily in Madison and Greene counties in central Virginia.

What We Do
Land stewardship can take many forms

  • Farmland and open space protection
  • Conservation site planning assistance
  • Natural, historic and recreational resource inventories
  • Educational programs on land conservation

Land stewardship and a respect for private property rights are deeply rooted traditions of the people of the Blue Ridge Foothills. Consistent with these traditions, the Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy works directly with landowners to identify voluntary land protection options that meet each landowner's financial needs and also ensure that future generations can enjoy the special qualities of their land.
Land protection tools include -

  • Donation of conservation easements
  • Bequests of land
  • Life Estate
  • Purchase of Development Rights/Agricultural or Riparian Easements
  • Bargain Sale
  • Limited Development
  • Agricultural and Forestal Districts

Contact Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy

Trish Crowe
Executive Director
Post Office Box 116
Hood, Virginia  22723
Phone: 540-948-5444


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Greene County, Virginia
  • Madison County, Virginia

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Related Success Stories for Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy

Guildford Farm Conservation Development
Guildford Farm is a 35 lot Conservation Development that will protect 150 acre farm and wildlife preserve and buffer on key waterways. Houses and roads will use Low Impact Development, LID, methods.