Conservation Plan Program Established by Va. Soil and Water Conservation Board; First Meeting of Stakeholder Advisory Group on January 31, 2017

Starting in late 2016, Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) began establishing a new Conservation Plan Program.  In December 2016, the Board authorized establishment of a stakeholder advisory group for the new program.  The stakeholder group’s first meeting is January 31, 2017,  10 a.m., at Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, 4201 Dominion Boulevard in Glen Allen (Henrico County).  According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for that meeting,  “the SAG will provide guidance and offer recommendations into the resources to be considered, components of a plan, training and certification requirements, and other policy and Program considerations.”

Information about the new program as it develops will be posted on the DCR’s Web site,  As of January 2017, the current staff contact for the program and the stakeholder group is Christine Watlington, Senior Policy and Planning Analyst, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 600 East Main Street, Richmond, VA  23219; phone (804) 786-3319; e-mail:

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