Clarke County Virginia
Conservation Easement Authority
Our Mission:
“To protect and preserve land with significant
 agricultural, natural, scenic, and historic resources.”

Job Opportunity – 2017 Summer Internship

The Clarke County Conservation Easement Authority is offering an internship to persons interested in conducting easement inspections. The Authority currently holds easements on over 90 properties and are required to inspect each one annually to insure compliance with the terms Read More

Updated Take a Hike Guide 4-19-16

The Easement Authority has recently updated the popular Take a Hike Guide – click link below to download pdf Take a Hike – Clarke County Land Conservation Flyer – Earth Day 2016 

Clarke recognized abbey’s conservation efforts

With nearly 1,200 acres along the Shenandoah River now in easement, at Holy Cross Abbey was “the perfect choice” as the recipient of the Conservation Easement Authority’s second Mackay-Smith Land Conservation Award, says Alison Teetor, the county’s natural resource planner. Read More

2015 Photo Contest! Winners Announced!

Thanks to all those that participated! 26 photographers – 13 Amateur, 3 Professional, and 10 Students each submitting up to 5 photos And the Winners are …..

10 Great Hikes in Clarke County!

Click link for downloadable map and description of hikes take a hike-flyer-4-21-15

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