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Office of Land Conservation

Welcome to DCR's Office of Land Conservation website. The office helps citizens and organizations protect land by:

  1. Helping interested landowners understand all the different options available for protecting their land;
  2. Providing information regarding land conservation to the public; and
  3. Providing services to state agencies, local governments, land trusts and professionals through:
    • Technical assistance.
    • Workshops and training.
    • Serving as a clearinghouse for information.

Its goal is to connect you with the information and agency, land trust or organization that best address your needs... to point you in the right direction. Use the phone number and email address listed below to contact DCR's land conservation staff directly.

Progress so far

Gov. McDonnell, sworn in Jan. 16, 2010, has a goal to conserve 400,000 acres of land by the end of his administration. Here's where progress stood as of the latest bi-monthy inventory.

Graphic depicting progress toward governor's goal to conserve 400,000 acres by the end of his administration

For more information and assistance, please contact:

Manager, Office of Land Conservation
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
600 E. Main St., 24th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 225-2048, email


DCR's Office of Land Conservation is a featured partner on LandScope, where you can find a variety of information and interactive mapping tools to guide local and statewide land conservation efforts. Click here or on the logo to explore the LandScope Virginia website.

LandScope logo - click on it to visit the site.

Land conservation in Virginia
Virginia is blessed with beautiful rivers and waterways, rolling mountains, broad valleys, open spaces, and vast natural resources. It is critical that we preserve and protect this natural beauty for Virginians to enjoy for generations to come.
- Governor McDonnell