Four friends conserved 800+ acres of forest. “This is a very special parcel,” said Matt Paggi, “and we want to ensure it remains intact for future generations.”
Justin Rich and Lindsay Lyman-Clarke of Burnt Rock Farm grow organic veggies in Huntington, and recently conserved farmland with VLT. “Buying and conserving this valuable farmland gives us more options for crop rotations and it allows us to manage our land better,” said Justin.
Making sure land along streams has native trees and plants helps keep the water clean and cool, which benefits fish and other species. This stream, a hemlock forest, and open overlooks in Fairfax are now conserved for healthy forests, clean water, and wildlife. Thanks to Newt Garland, who protected the land he’s taken care of for decades.