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The Land Conservation committee (LCC) covers a wide variety of local and regional land use and development issues.  Members volunteer to monitor the activities of the Planning Commissions and other governmental bodies that deal with such issues. RACC does not hold land conservation easements but helps those interested in land protection with contacts, information and advice. Current projects include:

Wildlife Habitat Management

Improving wildlife habitat management as well as conservation practices for riparian lands


Implementing the Arcadia Initiative to conserve lands in the southwestern part of Rockbridge County

Irish Creek Rural Historic District

Establishing a potential Rural Historic District in the Irish Creek area

Solar Zoning Regulations

Identifying best planning and zoning regulations for large solar installations to support local planning


Working with the local, regional, and national municipalities and organizations on conservation and trails

Transportation Planning

Coordinating efforts with local governments and the Central Shenandoah Planning District to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation in the county

The RACC Land Conservation Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:30 at the RACC office or by Zoom. RACC members and guests are encouraged to participate. Contact the co-chairs for more information.

Chris Wise,
Lee Merrill,

New group forms consisting of citizens from surrounding counties:
See Virginians for Responsible Energy website

  • RACC participation in development of the plan
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