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Gas Pipeline Through Virginia

by Staff June 20, 2014

In Virginia, both buyers and sellers of real estate should be aware of the locations of a proposed gas pipeline that would run north/south throughout the middle of the state on its way from West Virginia to North Carolina.   The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) has published information that says landowners in areas that might be impacted [...]


Virginians Address Gas Extraction Guidelines

by Staff June 6, 2014

This week an advisory group met in Richmond to discuss possible responses to an energy company’s plans to extract natural gas from Virginia’s rock and shale by a method known as fracking.  This drilling method uses water, sand, and chemicals put into the earth to free the natural gas layers.  Environmentalists have expressed their concerns because at [...]


Chestnut Pollinating Season Field Trip

by Sue May 27, 2014

June 14, 2014 10AM-12PM Lesesne State Forest Roseland, VA (Nelson County) You can watch volunteers as they conduct controlled pollinations on the large surviving Chestnut trees and get a guided tour of the research that is being conducted at Lesesne State Forest. To find out more about this event and other events offered by the [...]


Porky Has a Virus

by Staff March 20, 2014

So far Virginia has managed to avoid the recent national outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, which is a disease of pigs and hogs.  But 27 states already have reported the contagious virus, and it’s been found in the “environment” in Virginia though not yet in the porcine population. Between 4 million and 5 million animals [...]


Monitor The Butterflies

by Staff March 11, 2014

Recently we wrote about the use … and the experimental use of small unmanned drone-type devices in agricultural settings.  So it interested us to read that a 14-inch “quadcopter” with four rotor blades, recently has been used to track marshland conditions and butterflies in Georgia. The little drone owned by the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental [...]


Woods and Wildlife Conference

by Sue January 27, 2014

February 15, 2014 8:30AM to 4:30PM Daniel Technology Center Culpeper, VA This is the 11th Annual Woods and Wildlife Conference to assist you in bringing out the best in your property. Whether you own a large piece of land or a small tract this conference has something for you. Some of the topics covered will [...]