Millbrook Sportsmen Club Easement

Project Description

This conservation easement protects 1,382 acres of forest in southern Hampshire County, WV, in a largely forested area between the Cacapon River to the east and the North River to the west. The topography of the property ranges from very steep slopes on the northeastern portion of the property to relatively level ridgeland and broad stream valley. The forest consists of mixed hardwoods and some stands of conifers. Stream valleys have significant stands of white oak and tulip tree. The property supports a wide variety of wildlife. One branch of Dillons Run has its source ...

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Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Hampshire County, WV
Project Size:
  • 1466.55 acres

Project Sites

  • Site 5: HAM_PC_23

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • 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.
  • Public Benefit
    Protection of conservation values, including scenic benefit to the general public.

Primary Goals:

  • This is a deed of conservation easement for the protection of the significant conservation features including woodland, scenic aspects, and open space.

Consistent With Plans:

  • Land Trust Strategic Conservation Plan
    The property lies in the Cacapon River Watershed, a Priority Watershed of the Potomac Conservancy. The Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust concentrates but doesn't limit its land protection efforts in specific areas where neighbors are encouraging their neighbors to protect land, and where these blocks of protected land connect with public parcels such as the George Washington National Forest and Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
  • Forest Plan
    Any timber harvest of more than 50 acres in 1 year is prohibited unless the cutting is in accordance with a Forest Management Plan prepared by a West Virginia registered professional forester.

Targeted Habitats:

  • Forests and Woodlands
    • Mixed Hardwoods and Conifer
  • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
    • Montane Riparian Forests and Shrublands

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Other - Enhance stewardship (timber, ranch, farm, urban): Forest Management Plan Ongoing Management 2003 --
timber harvest of more than 50 acres must be in accordance with the Plan
Conservation easement Completed 2003 --


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

Monitoring Activities
annual easement stewardship visits

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 #: 17195
Last Updated: November 15, 2012

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