21 Aug 2019 The Largest Easement Ever Recorded in Virginia is Paving the Way for Protection

The Nature Conservancy is part of a new partnership to permanently protect 22,856 acres of forest land in Russell County in southwest Virginia through the largest open space easement ever recorded in the Commonwealth. The announcement of this partnership comes on the heels of TNC’s Cumberland Forest Project, which recently acquired a quarter-million acres in the Central Appalachian coalfields of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

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