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Conservation Priorities in Virginia

Learn where Virginia's conservation groups and agencies are placing their strategic focus for conservation and why.

Featured Conservation Priorities in Virginia

  • Virginia Natural Heritage Plan

    Encapsulating both the story of Virginia's natural history and the ongoing work of the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, the Virginia Natural Heritage Plan outlines the links between the Commonwealth's rare plants and animals, its natural communities and ecosystems, and their place within the conservation lands network.

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  • Virginia Wildlife Action Plan

    Virginia's Wildlife Action Plan includes 925 species of greatest conservation need, representing a broad array of wildlife, and focuses on the habitats that support them, such as caves, high elevation forests, coastal marshes, and barrier islands.

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  • The Nature Conservancy Ecoregional Priorities in Virginia

    The Nature Conservancy's ecoregional assessments identify ecologically significant areas for conservation action with a goal of protecting representative biodiversity at a regional scale.

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Quick Facts

Virginia DCR - Natural Heritage Program
600 East Main Street; 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Contact Information

Phone: (804) 786-7951
Fax: (804) 371-2674


Founded in: 1986

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