Nature lovers now have more to love.


In a unanimous 7-0 vote Tuesday, Stafford County supervisors transferred 123 acres of lush green forest to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The new acquisition will be added to the 2,941–acre Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve in the eastern portion of the county.


The four parcels that make up the transferred property were acquired in 2017 by the county using donated and matching funds through a grant from the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation. The grant limited the county’s use of the property to a natural area. MORE>>