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Image Credit: Neil Jordan

Protecting the Old Dominion State

From the bountiful waters of the Chesapeake Bay, to the striking blue peaks of the Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia is home an endless array of natural beauty.

As an example of our work protecting the Old Dominion State, we directly acquired nearly 5,000 acres in western Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains—a swatch of land dotted with Civil War relics that also preserves habitat for the threatened brook trout and protects the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia, and surrounded by National Forest land, the heavily forested Grace Furnace property protects the headwaters of the James River and, ultimately, the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay.
  • The OSI-protected Grace Furnace property includes a historic furnace that was used by Civil War soldiers to make ammunition.

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