Land Protected Forever

Land Protected Forever means food for future generations,
clean water and the protection of worthwhile community values.

Find out what WVFP is doing to save our farmland ┬╗

Welcome to the West Virginia Farmland Protection Website

This website provides information about the West Virginia Voluntary Farmland Protection Act, counties participating through the formation of Farmland Protection Boards and the West Virginia Agricultural Land Protection Authority authorized under the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

Passed by the West Virginia legislature in 2000, the Voluntary Farmland Protection Act seeks to:

  • Assist in sustaining the farming community
  • Provide sources of agricultural products within the state for citizens of the state
  • Control the urban expansion which is consuming the agricultural land, topsoil and woodland of the state
  • Curb the spread of urban blight and deterioration
  • Protect agricultural land and woodland as open-space land
  • Enhance tourism
  • Protect worthwhile community values, institutions & landscapes which are inseparably associated with traditional farming

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• Conservation and Preservation Easements Act
• Voluntary Farmland Protection Act
• Post Mortem Act
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Active ProgramsState and Local

state-map Hancock Brooke Ohio Marshall Wetzel Tyler Pleasants Dodridge Richie Wood Wirt Jackson Mason Cabell Wayne Mingo Marion Taylor Lewis Gilmer Calhoun Braxton Clay Kanawha Boone Logan Raleigh Wyoming McDowell Mercer Barbour Tucker Randolph Webster Monongalia Preston Mineral Morgan Berkeley Jefferson Hampshire Grant Hardy Pendleton Harrison Upshur Pocahontas Nicholas Fayette Greenbrier Summers Monroe Roane Putnam Lincoln
= Counties currently not served by a Farmland Protection Board.
WV Authority will accept applications from landowners in these counties.

News & Notes Keep up with the latest!

RCPP Funding Awards Announced

┬áPress Release January 24, 2015 From Left: Lavonne Paden, Director of the West Virginia Agricultural Land Protection Authority; Bill O’Donnell, Read More…

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