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108-acre Loudoun County Property Conserved in Hillsboro Road Easement
The Hillsboro Road easement is a 108-acre property on the northwest boundary of the Town of Purcellville, in Loudoun County, Virginia. Scenic open space is a prominent conservation value now protected, with 3,000 feet of frontage on Allder School Road and additional frontage on Hillsboro Road and Short Hill Road. More than 90% of the property features “Prime Farmland” or “Farmland of Statewide Importance,” designations by the State Department of Conservation and Recreation. The property includes 15.6 acres of forest cover and one small pond near the southern boundary.
The pond is considered an instance of a “Ponded” wetland, designated as such by the National Wetlands Inventory of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The property is in the watersheds of Catoctin Creek, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay.
The Hillsboro Road property is the 216th easement completed by LTV. The Land Trust has worked with 219 families, conserving a total of 25,109 acres in 24 counties in Virginia.