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

Cost of Community Study

The study examined the revenues and expenditures for different land uses (i.e. agriculture, residential, commercial/industrial) for fiscal year 2017.  The information was used to compute the ratio of expenditures-to-revenues for the different land use categories.  In addition, the study determined Read More

2018 Photo Contest

The Rules Are Simple: Contest entries are due no later than July 15, 2018. Photos should have been taken since January 1, 2017. (We want to cover all the seasons, so look through your photo files from as far back Read More

Take a Hike Guide – Popular Hikes in Clarke County

The Easement Authority’s Take a Hike Guide – click link below to download pdf Take a Hike – Clarke County Land Conservation Flyer  

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 …..

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