Get to Know Your CP Staff

Alisande Tombarge, Donations Support Manager Alisande serves as the geographic services coordinator. She directs our growing baseline documentation report service and prepares maps to illustrate property boundaries and conservation features for landowners to use as...
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Get to Know Your CP Staff

Margaret Emore, Business Operations Manager Margaret works with conservation easement donors who are ready to sell their Virginia land preservation tax credits and manages the tax credit transfers. She also works with those who wish...
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‘It Feels Special’

Bland County Couple Preserves Farm, Clears Debt for Retirement It was 1960 when Gerhard Schoenthal started farming in Virginia and 1972 when he and his wife, Rosemary, bought their farm in Bland County. In 2015,...
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‘Just Good Folks’

Appraiser Assists as Schoolteacher and Wife Protect Dinwiddie Timber Tract “We are the land.” That’s how retired mathematics teacher Clay Jones explained his decision to place his 305-acre timber tract in Dinwiddie County under conservation...
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Easement Protects Century Farm and Chesapeake Bay

Talk about reaching far. Ronnie and Cheryl Nuckols recently placed a conservation easement on their 175-acre Overhome Farm in Virginia’s Goochland County. The easement protects land that their vision and hard work has transformed into...
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Farmer, Attorney Debunks Myths About Conservation Easements

Time was, you could earn a good income in southeast Virginia on your own land, in forestry or growing peanuts.This is no longer true, said Michael Drewry, an attorney specializing in land use and local...
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Family Farms Saved in Virginia Peanut Country

Conservation Easements Protect 1,000 Acres from Financial and Development Threats When Brenda and Moyler Pond protected more than 1,000 acres on their family farms through conservation easements, they had two very good reasons for doing...
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Augusta County Family Protects Nearly 300 Acres

Don and Sue Hanger have lived full lives in Augusta County, Virginia.  Through the years, they have raised a family -- two sons and a daughter -- and worked land farmed by their families for...
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