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Virginia Working Landscapes (VWL) is a program of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) that promotes the conservation of native biodiversity and sustainable land use through research, education and community engagement.

 

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Learn more about who we are, our program mission and vision.  
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Our Research

Learn about our research and wildlife surveys in Virginia.  
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Primary Contact Person:
Tom Wood, Director
Phone Number: 703-963-0866
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Secondary Contact Person:
Cindy Shea, Assistant Director
Phone Number: 540-349-3331
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Website: http://www.envstudies.org

We are a private research, education and conservation field station headquartered on 914 acres, placed in a conservation easement, just north of Warrenton, Virginia, in the Northern Piedmont, providing a rich resource for indigenous plant and wildlife studies.  Environmental Studies emphasizes conservation. We integrate nature with human activity and development needs so that natural resources are sustainably renewed instead of depleted. We believe this depends upon bringing scientists and the public together in partnership, by encouraging community participation in our research through hands-on education and volunteer programs.

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Virginia Working Landscapes
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
1500 Remount Road
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
 
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540.635.0038