Photo Essay: The Value of Natural Habitats

Whether It's a Hayfield or a Wetland, Natural Habitats Are Worth Preserving


Essay by Tracy Lind
Potomac Conservancy Stewardship & Outreach Specialist

Whether you like driving down country roads, watching wildlife, hunting game, eating just about anything, or simply drinking clean water, conservation affects you.

Since 1993, Potomac Conservancy has been working with landowners and partner organizations to preserve private lands through conservation easements. Together, we have protected over 13,000 acres of forested and agricultural lands to date. This land is forever protected from unsustainable development and misuse, while remaining private.

Over the next few months, our Land Protection program will be showcasing the important natural and agricultural characteristics of private lands through a series of photo essays featuring photographs and landowner stories from protected properties in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Scroll through these images to learn about how the preservation of wildlife habitat affects plants, animals, and YOU. Click on the images to enlarge the them!


Interested in Land Conservation?

Would you or someone you know like to leave a legacy by protecting the natural resources, beautiful scenery, and unique characteristics of his or her land with a conservation easement? Maybe you don’t have land but would like to learn how to support private land conservation?

Visit for more details or call or email me, Tracy, at 540-667-3606 or in our Winchester, Virginia, office.


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