Working together to protect priority properties through voluntary conservation easements.




  • Conserving Land: Conserve at least 500 acres of prioritized properties annually.

  • Collecting and Sharing Successes: Annually collect and share conserved land statistics from all partners based on the ten indicators from the GIS Prioritization Model.

  • Landowner Engagement: Provide opportunities for conservation easement landowners to learn about and contribute to the partnership's initiatives at least once per year.

  • Engaging Utilities: Annually work with water utilities to exchange ideas and explore opportunities to coordinate land conservation efforts, including identifying and accessing funding.


The Conservation Workgroup is comprised of representatives from the following organizations (listed alphabetically):

  • Berkeley County Farmland Protection Board

  • Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board

  • Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission

  • Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle

  • Potomac Conservancy

  • WV Agricultural Land Protection Authority

  • WV Land Trust

  • WV Rivers Coalition