Thursday, July 21, 2011

Land Trust Honors Conservation Donors

"Helping Virginians Keep Their Woodlands Healthy and Productive"
In the news June 20, 2011
The Land Trust of Virginia recognized four individuals for their conservation achievements in helping save Virginia's rural areas during the annual Garden Party To Save Virginia's Countryside Sunday afternoon at Rosemont near Waterford.

The trust singled out Doukénie Winery owners George and Nichola Bazaco; Talbot Farm owner Virginia Friend; and longtime conservationist Magalen "Maggie" O. Bryant for their work in helping preserve Virginia's rural landscape.

Dr. George and Nichola Bazaco were presented with the 2011 LTV Landowner of the Year award for their commitment to preserving "one of northern Loudoun County's most spectacular properties." The award is presented to a Virginia landowner who, by donating a conservation easement to LTV during the previous year, has made the "most significant contribution to protecting natural, cultural and open space values."

Read this article in Leesburg Today here

Loblolly Pines are the number one lumber in the USA
BRFAL Chapter in Training visit a huge tree farm and learn about conservation efforts

The reason I am sharing this article on the BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist blog is that one of the classes we took as a Master Naturalist in training was about Virginia Forest Landowner Education!

One brochure we were given is called "Helping Virginians Keep Their Woodlands Healthy and Productive" by the Virginia Department of Forestry by Jennifer Gagnon Program Coordinator Department of Forestry Resources and Environmental Conservation.  You can reach Jennifer at 540.231.6391 or email her at (remove the -at- and replace with @)

Visit the Virginia Forest Landowner Update Website at:

As always BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist wants you to get outside, explore and learn something new today. Get involved in something cool! Learn more about the Virginia Master Naturalist program here 

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