Agriculture: We’re Halfway There by Bobby Whitescarver

Summerdean, VA: Ease of herd movement is the number one reason Jimmy Callison fenced his cattle away from the river. “It used to take seven or eight people on four-wheelers and horses to get all these cows to the barn. Now, we can do that with just two people,” said Callison, a full-time farmer in

Protecting One of Maryland’s Pristine Brook Trout Streams with the Chesapeake Forest Fund

Forest landowner Peter Brown stands next to Blue Lick, a headwater stream of the Savage River. Forests are the best land use for reducing excessive sediment and nutrient inputs into the creeks, streams, and rivers that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. Trees prevent severe soil erosion, they trap and take up nutrient pollution

Embracing a Conservation Mindset in the Foothills of Western Virginia with the Chesapeake Forest Fund

Tree planting on Ballina Farm. Lori Keenan and her family purchased their 234 acre farm in 1999. At the time, the family sought an escape from their residence in the middle of the bustling Washington, D.C. area. They found relief in the foothills of the Blue Ridge in nearby rural Virginia. Their family

Restoring Riparian Forests in the Blue Ridge of Virginia

In 2013, the Civil War Trust purchased 195 acres of land alongside the Shenandoah River near Bluemont, Virginia. This site was the location of the July 18th, 1864, Battle of Cool Spring. As part of the site’s historical preservation, the Trust sought to transform the property from an abandoned golf course back to a native