Success Stories - Gifts of beauty and heritage to future Virginians

Central Virginia Land Conservancy

Since our inception in 2003, CVaLC has assisted landowners in placing thousands of acres into permanent conservation easements. We would be happy to work with you as well. The pictures on this website as well as the ones presented below are a sampling of the beautiful landscapes now protected for everyone's enjoyment.

Land Preserved with Conservation

Easements by County*

Amherst County - 8,977.06 acres

Appomattox County - 7,027.83 acres

Campbell County - 14,430.67 acres

Nelson County - 20,219.62 acres

​City of Lynchburg - 84.23 acres

​*DCR map and data as of 4/19

Here's what some local easement donors have said:​

 “What do you want your legacy to be? I see what’s been happening around the property and I’d rather my legacy not be that. Subdivisions are a dime a dozen but large, undisturbed tracts of land are rare.”

I’ve seen a lot of the Virginia I once knew fall to development. We wanted to make a small contribution to preserving what is left. I hope this land will be in my family for generations and always stay pretty much the way it is now.” 

“Our biggest goal with it is we did not want to see it broken up and split into smaller lots and developed and destroyed. More than anything, we wanted to preserve the beauty of the mountain well past our lifetimes.”