Funding Grants to Preserve Hundreds of Acres
The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund has approved grant funding for three projects protecting 566 acres of farm and forestland.
The funding total is just under $600,000. About two-thirds of that sum is going to the Pendleton County Farmland Protection Board to purchase a conservation easement on a 210-acre farm. The funding will help preserve caves that contain an imperiled crustacean.
The Greenbrier County Farmland Protection Board is receiving $138,275 to purchase an easement on a 95-acre farm adjacent to a stream threatened by commercial logging and a wind-farm development.
Additionally, $89,000 is going to the National Committee for the New River to purchase an easement for land overlooking the Greenbrier River.