Historic Virginia Land Conservancy

Founded in 1990 as the Historic Rivers Land Conservancy, we were the first private non-profit land trust in Virginia incorporated specifically to use the provisions of the Virginia Conservation Easement Act. In 1996 our name was changed to Williamsburg Land Conservancy, but in 2015, was renamed the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy to reflect its growing regional presence. Today, the Conservancy operates as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, supported by annual membership dues, donations and grants. An 18-member Board of Directors, comprised of community leaders from throughout the Historic Triangle, governs the organization. Ten working committees help to carryout the programs and projects of the Conservancy.

The Conservancy is dedicated to protecting and preserving significant natural, scenic, agricultural and historic land in the Historic Triangle. Through a combination of land preservation tools, education and advocacy programs, and shaping public policy, the Conservancy strives to maintain the character and ambiance of this special place where we live and work or where others simply come to visit for a while.

Contact Historic Virginia Land Conservancy

Caren Schumacher
Executive Director
5000 New Point Road
Suite 3101
Williamsburg, Virginia  23188
Phone: (757) 565-0343
Fax: (757) 565-0049


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • James City County, Virginia
  • New Kent County, Virginia
  • Williamsburg City County, Virginia
  • York County, Virginia

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