Mills Easement

Project Description

This conservation easement protects 990 acres of oak, mixed hardwood, and pine forest lying in the Lost/Cacapon River watershed, a scenic and mountainous rural area. Other public and private lands in the watershed protecting scenic open space and water quality include George Washington National Forest, Lost River State Park, Cacapon State Parks, The Nature Conservancy's Ice Mountain/Raven Rocks reserve, and conservation easements held by the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust and other land trusts. Wildlife habitat: Clarksburg soils on the property provide good habitat for ...

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: No
County: Hampshire County, WV
Project Size:
  • 989.89 acres

Project Sites

  • Mills easement (Not publicly accessible)

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Public Benefit
    Protection of conservation values, including scenic benefit to the general public.
  • Conservation Mission
    The Potomac Conservancy’s primary focus is to restore water quality by advocating sound policy and promoting thoughtful land management. The Conservancy protects and restores Potomac landscapes by enhancing a network of rivers, forests, and natural areas. The Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust assists landowners and communities in maintaining healthy rivers, protecting forests and farmland, and preserving rural heritage for the enjoyment and well being of present and future generations.

Primary Goals:

  • The purpose of this conservation easement is to preserve and protect the environment of the property and to maintain permanently the open-space values of the property and the dominant scenic, topographic, cultural, relatively natural habitat and woodland character of the property.

Consistent With Plans:

  • Conservation Plan
    The property is within the watershed of the Cacapon River, a Priority Subwatershed of the Potomac Conservancy.
  • Forest Plan
    Easement requires a Forest Management Plan

Targeted Habitats:

  • Forests and Woodlands
    • Mixed Hardwoods and Conifer

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Conservation easement Completed -- --
Other - Enhance stewardship (timber, ranch, farm, urban): Forest Management Plan Ongoing Management -- --
Easement requires forest management plan for timber.


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? Yes

Monitoring Activities
annual easement stewardship visits

Any Additional Information About The Project
Potomac Conservancy serves as the back-up grantee.

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Potomac Conservancy

Managing Organization

Potomac Conservancy
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Contact Information

Emily Warner (Land Protection Manager)
Potomac Conservancy

General Information

Project #: 17192
Last Updated: February 10, 2012

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