The Aldie Conservation Fund conserves and protects the scenic, historic, and rural character of the landscape in Aldie and the surrounding area.
The immediate focus of the Aldie Conservation Fund will be farms and historic properties east of Route 15 in the Transition and Rural Policy Area that are under threat of development. The goal is to address the urgency to “Draw the Line” and maintain the Transition Policy Area as a buffer between suburban and rural areas.
- Encourage landowners to preserve their land through permanent conservation easements and/or to place their historic properties on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
- Provide financial assistance to landowners for the transactional costs associated with donating an easement, such as engineering/survey, legal, appraisal costs and stewardship fees and/or for the historic places nomination.
- Purchase land that is under threat of development to preserve the historical, scenic and agricultural value of the property and prevent further suburban sprawl.
- Secure state and federal grants and engage corporate and private citizen partners who want to preserve Aldie’s historic resources and farmland.
Existing Conservation Easements in the Aldie area, shown in green: