Crooked Run Valley viewshed and historic hamlet preserved
DELAPLANE, Va., March 15, 2022 – The Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) is pleased to announce a conservation easement in Scuffleburg, thanks to the generosity of landowners Barbara Tourtelot and Lee Johnson. This 83-acre property is contiguous with three Virginia Outdoors Foundation Easements, filling an important gap in conservation within this rural hamlet.
The Tourtelot-Johnson property is highly visible from Scuffleburg Road and Pleasant Vale Road, preserving rural, scenic open space. Natural resources protected include 54 acres of “Prime Farmland Soils” or “Farmland Soils of Statewide Importance”, 0.2 miles of an unnamed perennial stream and its associated wetlands and floodplain.
“This beautiful, rolling property is quintessential to Virginia’s piedmont region,” said LTV Executive Director, Ashton Cole. “We are thrilled to work with the Tourtelot-Johnson family on protecting another piece of Fauquier County.”
The Tourtelot-Johnson easement is the 235th easement completed by the Land Trust of Virginia. For more information about their work, please visit http://www.landtrustva.org.
About the Land Trust of Virginia
The Land Trust of Virginia is a nonprofit organization that partners with private landowners who voluntarily protect and preserve properties with significant historic, scenic, or ecological value. LTV has worked with 240 families, conserving a total of 30,721 acres in 31 counties in Virginia. While LTV charges landowners for their services, the fees charged only cover about 28% of LTV’s actual costs, so fundraising is essential to our mission.