According to the Piedmont Environmental Council 2,253 acres of Albemarle County land went under conservation easement in 2010.
Tthe Charlottesville Daily Progress relates that this brings the total amount of protected land in Albemarle up to 83,600 acres which is about 17.5% or the total county acreage.
Conservation easements are an excellent vehicle for protecting the countryside from urban sprawl. The Piedmont Environmental Council works hard to educate landowners about the advantages of conserving their land. Whether your focus is on protecting working farms, wildlife habitats, rivers, historic sites, or the scenic beauty of the Virginia countryside a conservation easement can be the perfect vehicle.
For more information on conservation easements and whether one could be a good fit for your property visit the Piedmont Environtmental Council website.