Egypt Farm

Egypt Farm consists of seven parcels and a total of about 532.44 acres. It has about 173.61 acres of prime farmland soils and 335.66 acres of forest growth. The property also contains portions of and borders the North fork of Goose Creek for nearly 1.3/4 miles of frontage on Beverdam Creek. Egypt Farm is currently approved for the development of housing lots. The gift of easement will curtail the development rights to a maximum of 10 lots. 

Egypt Farm is an outstanding subject for land preservation and conservation. It consists of gently rolling farmland with woodland areas and a diverse number of bird species. Fields, croplands and tree lines provide habitat and food sources for wildlife. Neighboring properties are in conservation easements which add to the value of this easement. 

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. The property contains a portion of and borders the North Fork of Goose Creek for about one mile. Beverdam Creek boarders the southern portion of the property for about three quarters of a mile. both creeks feed into the Potomac River and ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay. Egypt Farm lies within the North Fork Goose Creek watershed. This area has been designated as worthy of special environmental protection in the Loudoun county comprehensive Plan as an important sub-watershed for the Potomac river and the Chesapeake Bay. The property also contains significant wetlands and flood plain areas. 

Egypt Farms meets the criteria for conservation based on the scenic value of its rolling hillside, pastures, trees and wildlife habitat that provide pleasing examples of the scenic land in the Virginia Piedmont. The property falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. Signed into existence by President Bush in 2008, the JTHG NHA recognized the unparalleled cultural, historic and scenic resources within the entire JTHG corridor, encompassing all or part of 15 counties in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. 

The farm has been in continuous agricultural use and is currently used for growing various grain crops. The land contains about 335.66 acres of forest with a variety of tree species and meets the definition of a forest eligible for protection under the Conservation Value Review Criteria of the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation.

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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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