10th Annual Virginia Land Conservation Conference - "Local Action, Regional Results." April 28-29, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Fredericksburg Hospitality House.
This conference, organized by Virginia's United Land Trusts (VaULT), is for those interested in land conservation in Virginia. Conservation professionals from nonprofit organizations, all levels of government and private businesses are welcome. Conference programming is geared to land trusts, partner organizations, volunteers, lawyers, board member and other conservation-minded individuals. Learn more and register here.
Virginia ConservationVision, developed and maintained by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, is a suite of broadly applicable tools for guiding strategic conservation decisions. ConservationVision, originally developed as the Virginia Conservation Lands Needs Assessment, is maintained using GIS (geographic information system) analyses to model and map land conservation priorities in Virginia based on a variety of datasets from private, local, state and federal agencies. The models facilitate conservation by helping target conservation efforts and by guiding comprehensive planning (green infrastructure). They are available on Natural Heritage Data Explorer, LandScope Virginia and LandScope Chesapeake, and DCR's website. ConservationVision allows the manipulation of issue-specific data sets that can be weighted and overlaid to reflect the needs and concerns of a variety of conservation partners.