Arnold Farm

The property known as Arnold Farm is approximately 100.35 acres of open pasture and forest land. It is bisected by about one third of a mile of Piney run, which empties into the Potomac river. The property is of high conservation value and has been in continuous agricultural use. It is currently used for pasture and hay production. The farm also contains two wooded areas amounting to more than half of the total acreage. A wide variety of tree species including: Green Ash, Mountain Ash, Sycamore, Willow and Black Walnut, Elm, White, Red, and Post Oak, Hickory, and Black Cherry are all represented on the land. 

The farm consists of gently rolling farmland, steep slopes, creek, wetlands, and wooded areas. The diversity of the environment provides a great opportunity to protect land that will allow for multiple habitats or wildlife. The property also borders the 850 acre Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship which is also under conservation easement.

The property contains about 5,000 feet of Piney Run which feeds into the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay, so Arnold Farm lies within the Piney Run watershed. The watershed is also preserved through the conservation easement by protecting the surface water flows and drainage on the property from degradation by erosion and animal waste pollution.

Arnold Farm falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area (JTHG NHA) which was designated through legislation passed and signed by President Bush on May 8, 2008. The legislation recognizes the unparalleled cultural, historic, and scenic resources within the entire JTHG corridor - encompassing all or port of 15 counties in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The farm has about 1,300 linear feet of frontage on Harpers Ferry Road, State and Rt. 671, which has been designated as a "Virginia Byway" by the state of Virginia. The farm is also visible from the Appalachian Trail.

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About ODLC

Founded to protect land and water resources for their natural, scenic, recreational, historic, and agricultural values, the Old Dominion Land Conservancy (ODLC) also seeks to educate the public on why land conservancy is so very important and so easily overlooked.

ODLC accepts land donations, but also tailors conservation easements to meet the specific needs and conservation purposes of each landowner and ODLC. We have been hard at our task for the past 15 years.

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Contact ODLC

Old Dominion Land Conservancy, Inc.
  621 West Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

  Office: 540-338-0077
  Fax: 540-338-9676

  Mon - Fri - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  Henry Stribling, Executive Director

ODLC Mission

  Foster the importance of conservation

  Protect and preserve historic countryside

  Protect and preserve water resources

  Protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay

  Create parks and trails

  Help preserve rural farmlands

  Control development through conservation