The Nature Conservancy is a large land preservation organization that has been in existence since 1951. The Nature Conservancy has over 1 million members, and they have protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
|An article on Wikipedia has information about Nature Conservancy in areas beyond Albemarle County's borders.|
The Nature Conservancy has their Virginia state-wide office in Charlottesville, out of which their Piedmont Program is run. To date, the Conservancy has protected more than 23,000 acres more than 100 miles of streams in the Piedmont, one of the nation’s fastest growing regions.
Their primary means for achieving conservation is through land acquisition and the purchase of easements. They also take part in educational program, public policy initiatives, and promotion of land management practices.
Water Supply Plan involvement
The Nature Conservancy is responsible for the introduction of the Community Water Supply Plan and advocates construction of the new Ragged Mountain Dam, and has advocated against dredging the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir
- Web. FLAWS- Tripled rates, spun numbers, and Conservancy conflicts: Why the war on dredging slogs on, Hawes Spencer, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, Thursday Jul 28th, 2011