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. Our mission is to conserve, through voluntary land protection, the agricultural, scenic, natural, historic and recreational resources that define the rural character of our communities.
What We Do
Land stewardship can take many forms -
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.
How You Can Help
We welcome the support of residents, businesses, community organizations, and visitors to our counties. And we seek innovative partnerships to accomplish our mission of saving and protecting land in the Blue Ridge region.
Make your donation payable to Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy. Please include your address, telephone number and; e-mail, if appropriate.
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2016 Board of Directors
Carl Schmitt, President
Trish Crowe, Vice President
Russell James, Secretary
Bill Scholten, Treasurer
Sherry Buttrick, Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Gail Trimmer Unterman
Frank Baisiolli, 500 Year Forest Foundation
Peter Hujik, Piedmont Environmental Council
Brad Jarvis, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Kristin Jones, Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Rex Linville, Piedmont Environmental Council
Jackie Pamenter, Special Events
Peter Rice, Shenandoah National Park Trust
Mike Santucci, VA Department of Forestry
Robbi Savage, Rivanna Conservation Society