Lovettsville Game Club property placed in conservation easement | News


A 60-acre Lovettsville property owned by the Lovettsville Game Protective Association has been placed in a conservation easement, according to an announcement Monday from the Land Trust of Virginia (LTV).

The property is LTV’s 211th completed conservation easement, according to the release.

The association’s stated mission is “to benefit wildlife and the community, to unite landowners, sportsmen and citizens in an effort to restore and preserve wildlife, all aimed at providing the community for better and more interesting sporting and recreational activities”.

“Club members have found a way to preserve the farm for future generations and also generate revenue to help make improvements to our hall. A win-win all the way. Our members didn’t agree 100% but ultimately voted for easement,” said Fred George, president of Lovettsville Game Protective Association in a prepared statement. “Working with Land Trust of Virginia to protect our lands was a great way to support our mission and set an example for other landowners and sportspeople.”

The property is located on and visible from Stevens Road (State Route 758) and Georges Mill Road (State Route 852). In addition to protecting scenic open spaces, the Lovettsville Game Club includes 53 acres of land classified as Premier Farmland Soil or State-Significant Farmland Soil and is located within the Heritage Area from the Piedmont of Virginia. The northern portion of the property contains two lengths of creeks and a 2.29 acre man-made pond. Lovettsville Game Club is within the watershed of Dutchman Creek, the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

“Conservation easements are essential to maintaining our wildlife populations and habitats,” LTV executive director Sally Price said in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to be working with Lovettsville Game Protection Association to support our two missions in growing Loudoun County.”

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