The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation has purchased 775 acres in Giles and Bland counties with a grant from VOF’s Forest CORE Fund.
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Plant SWVA Natives Campaign and Propagation Center, Montgomery County
A grant from VOF’s Forest CORE Fund is making it easier for people in SWVA to learn about and grow native plants, contributing to cleaner water, healthier soil and restored habitats for pollinators.
Read Mountain Preserve North, Roanoke County
The Read Mountain Preserve has more than doubled in size thanks to a fruitful public/private partnership between a local advocacy group, local agencies, landowners and grants from VOF’s Preservation Trust and Forest Core funds.
VOF announces $1 million for community projects in Southwest Virginia
Grants from Forest CORE Fund support eight projects that protect the outdoors and increase access to open space in Roanoke, Montgomery, Giles, Franklin, and Danville.
Albright Scout Reservation, Chesterfield County
At the Albright Scout Reservation in Chesterfield county, small things add up to big results in real time, thanks to a group of youth volunteers and their adult advisors who have decided that hiking and camping aren’t the only outdoor experiences the 568-acre property has to offer.
VOF supports expansion of Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve in Roanoke
1,326-acre forest in Roanoke County hosts the world’s largest known population of globally rare piratebush shrub.
DCR expands Chestnut Ridge preserve in Giles with VOF grant
The 820-acre preserve in Giles and Bland counties is managed for its old-growth trees and offers possibilities for reintroducing the American chestnut and butternut tree.
VOF grant helps to establish new State Forest in Charlotte
Effort led by The Conservation Fund and Virginia Department of Forestry included support from a $1 million grant from VOF’s Forest CORE Fund.
Webinar recording for Forest CORE Fund grant round now available
The webinar provided an overview of the 2020 grant round, which is focused on community-supported conservation projects in nine Southwest Virginia localities.
VOF emphasizes community conservation in latest Forest CORE Fund RFP
$1,000,000 is being made available in the third grant round of the program, with eligibility requirements being tightened to reflect a priority on projects that benefit communities most directly impacted by the Mountain Valley Pipeline.