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SoilKeepers Virginia Wildlife Habitat Cooperative

On Burning Central Virginia Lawns and Field Grasslands for Site Preparation and Biodiversity

What can be so hard about burning grasslands? Well in our experience a lot. There is the heat and there is the smoke. Both are useful. How much heat do you need? For how long? How much risk are you comfortable with? We have come to the place where we work with our friends at […]

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Center for Natural Capital

Center for Natural Capital Annual Fund Letter

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Center for Natural Capital Rapidan Institute

Rapidan Institute Press Release on Rapidan Fish Passage Project

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Center for Natural Capital

Welcome New Directors and Advisors

2020 has been a very active year for the Center, administratively-wise. We said goodbye to Directors Allan Comp, Ashe Laughline, and Betty Long. Allan was instrumental in helping StreamSweepers complete Upper Rappahannock comprehensive cleanup several years ago. Ashe also helped with StreamSweepers and worked with Staff on considerations related to a possible move to Rapidan […]

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Center for Natural Capital

John Conover

John Conover served for one term as a Center Director. He passed away on October 4. John was also a personal friend. He was interested in many things – including the social, environmental, historical, and political realms. In looking back through meeting summaries during his time on the Board, I was reminded how John was […]

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Rapidan Institute SoilKeepers Virginia Wildlife Habitat Cooperative

Daycare and Environmental Health

Perhaps COVID will provide some greater awakening on the interdependence of biodiversity and human health. Our contracting services SoilKeepers and the Virginia Wildlife Habitat Cooperative enhance soil, plant, and animal biodiversity for residential, estate, and agricultural clients in the mid-Atlantic region. https://www.sciencealert.com/daycares-in-finland-built-a-backyard-forest-and-it-changed-children-s-immune-systems

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Rapidan Institute

Legacy Sediment

Legacy sediment is a hidden issue that plagues many of the eastern US watersheds where a combination of agriculture, mill dams and deforestation occurred in the 19th century. Much of the Rapidan watershed was deforested for agriculture causing massive erosion into stream valleys. There were also many water powered mills that trapped sediment on floodplains. A few dams […]

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Virginia Wildlife Habitat Cooperative

Siller Pollinator Company Native Bee Habitats

The Virginia Wildlife Habitat Cooperative is proud to add a new contractor Partner – the Siller Pollinator Company. This addition to our suite of services allows us to not only create and maintain pollinator habitat providing nectar and pollen and Winter shelter for a variety of insects, but now also to provide homes specifically for […]

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Rapidan Institute Virginia Wildlife Habitat Cooperative

Northern Virginia Landowner Funds Beaver Habitat Restoration Feasibility Study

The Rapidan Institute in Partnership with the Virginia Wildlife Habitat Cooperative (contractor) has received approval of a proposal to study creation of North American Beaver habitat for a tributary of Goose Creek, in the Potomac watershed. Locations for the creation of Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs) will be evaluated and a construction budget will be created. […]

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StreamSweepers

StreamSweepers and NCCC meet with District 9 Congressman, Morgan Griffith

This past Thursday, September 3, StreamSweepers and the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Team in SWVA had a virtual meeting with Virginia’s 9th District Congressman, Morgan Griffith. District 9 encompasses the Southwest tip of Virginia to Martinsville on the East, and North to Clifton Forge, Virginia. After a brief introduction of the history of […]