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

Have Questions? Try our FAQ page

ourstateacts

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

state-map nicholas pendleton fayette lincoln putnam roane monongalia mineral grant hardy hampshire summers monroe greenbrier pocahontas jefferson berkeley morgan preston “upshur”
= 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

 Press 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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