Mission & Goals
The Northern Neck Land Conservancy is a member supported non-profit land trust, incorporated on January 22, 2004 under Section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code. As a private, non-governmental organization, we assist landowners who voluntarily wish to protect their land by placing a permanent restriction on development through a conservation easement.
The conservation easement, which is a legal document, allows the landowner to decide how he or she wishes the land to be used, now and in the future. NNLC provides interested landowners with information and guidance as they work with various personnel through the easement donation process. Since 2004, the Northern Neck Land Conservancy has assisted in preserving 14,545 acres of the Northern Neck into conservation easements including over 12 miles of waterfront.
The Northern Neck Land Conservancy has four working goals:
- Conserving open space on the Northern Neck, thereby protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its watersheds,
- Preserving the Northern Neck’s unique historical sites and its rural heritage and
- Encouraging responsible stewardship of the Northern Neck’s rich biological bounty and natural beauty by residents and visitors.
- Maintaining an effective organization to ensure mission success.
The mission of the Northern Neck Land Conservancy is to preserve the rural heritage of the Northern Neck by conserving its lands, water, economies and culture for future generations. This mission and the four goals recognize that the preservation of our heritage and quality of life is fundamentally dependent on the health and vitality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, forests, wetlands and open ground. Critical to accomplishing this mission is the need to ensure that landowners have the tools and resources to assist in sound land use planning and management of properties.