Ridge & Valley Conservancy

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Ridge and Valley Conservancy preserves and protects natural areas within the Appalachian Valley and Ridge Region of northwestern New Jersey, including forest, meadows, wetlands, watercourses, farmlands and historic sites. We serve the public interest by protecting open space for ecological, recreational, aesthetic, agricultural and cultural purposes. RIDGE AND VALLEY CONSERVANCY: ~Is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission as an organization that exhibits the highest level of professional standards, monitors and defends its properties, and maintains exemplary records. ~Has protected over 3600 acres of ecologically important open space and local farmland. ~Works with other land trusts to preserve open space and farmland. ~Assists communities, counties, and the state to carry out their open space and farmland preservation programs. ~Works with emerging farmers to gain access to farmland. ~Helps landowners find ways to preserve their land. ~Offers nature education and other events on its preserves to help people understand the value of protecting open space. ~Works with local schools to provide experiential learning about conservation. ~Works with other non-profit groups to build a healthy community. ~Leases farmland to the Foodshed Alliance’s SAgE Project, which enables farmers to lease affordable farmland. ~Works with the Nature Conservancy on a landowner outreach program. ~RVC’s “Women and Their Woods” educates women landowners on how to take better care of their woods.
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