Lovettsville Game Club

The 60-acre property owned by the Lovettsville Game Protective Association has been placed in conservation easement.

A 60-acre Lovettsville property owned by the Lovettsville Game Protective Association has been placed into a conservation easement, according to a Monday announcement from the Land Trust of Virginia (LTV).

The property is LTV's 211th completed conservation easement, according to the release. 

The association's stated mission is to "benefit wildlife and the community, to unite landowners, sportsmen, and citizens in an effort to restore and preserve wildlife, all directed toward providing the community with better and more worthwhile sports and recreation activities."

“The club members found a way to preserve the farm for future generations and also allow for some revenue to help bring our hall some upgrades. A win-win across the board. Our members were not 100% in agreement but in the end voted for the easement,” said Fred George, president of Lovettsville Game Protective Association in a prepared statement. “Working with Land Trust of Virginia to protect our land was a great way to support our mission and set an example for other landowners and sportsmen.”

The property is located on and visible from both Stevens Road (State Route 758) and Georges Mill Road (State Route 852). In addition to protecting scenic open space, the Lovettsville Game Club features 53 acres of soils that are classified as prime farmland soils, or farmland soils of statewide importance and is located within the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area. The northern portion of the property contains two lengths of streams and a 2.29-acre man-made pond. Lovettsville Game Club is within the watershed of Dutchman Creek, the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

“Conservation easements are critical to sustaining our wildlife populations and their habitat,” said Sally Price, executive director of LTV in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to work with Lovettsville Game Protection Association to support both of our missions in development-stricken Loudoun County.”

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