Our Mission

The Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust seeks to conserve rural lands which will best preserve the farms, forests, wetlands, fisheries and heritage of Virginia’s Eastern Shore for the benefit of future generations.
Upcoming Events! Wine & Conservation
Wine & Conservation: A hike with VES Land Trust staff

Saturday, December 3rd, take a hike on protected lands with VES Land Trust staff. Then sit back and enjoy a local wine tasting at Chatham Vineyards. More.

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VES Land Trust Conserves 73 Acres on Guilford Mill Branch
Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust (VES Land Trust) helped permanently preserve 73 acres on Guilford Mill Branch, which drains to Guilford Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. This newest conservation easement is the second farmer owned and operated conservation easement held by the VES Land Trust. More.
VES Land Trust Conserves 50 Acres on Nandua Creek
Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust (VES Land Trust) helped permanently preserve 50 acres on Nandua Creek, including 35 acres of shrubs and grasses managed for wildlife habitat, with a conservation easement. This newest conservation easement reflects the landowner’s desire to preserve habitat for birds and other wildlife while allowing for single-family residential use of the property. Landowner and easement donor, Mr. Kent McNew, said, “I wanted to conserve as much of the beauty and sense of place for future generations to enjoy as I have been able to.”
VES Land Trust Earns National Recognition
VES Land Trust has achieved renewed accreditation, a mark of distinction in land conservation.