Our Mission

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.

About VWL

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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In 2017, VWL conducted surveys on 56 total properties spanning 14 counties. In grasslands, we conducted a total of 90 plant surveys, 100 pollinator surveys, and 234 breeding bird point counts. We also conducted 77 invasive plant transect surveys in forests and set up 118 camera deployments for mammal surveys.


Individual Reports (PDF)


Survey type legend:

 Mammal Survey   Breeding Bird Survey 

 Bumble Bee Survey   Plant Survey   Invasive Plant Survey  


Reports for individual properties participating in the 2017 Biodiversity Survey:

Aldrich Property ----------------------  
Beaver Creek Farm ------------------    
Biasioli Property ----------------------
Blue Hill ------------------------------  
Blue Ridge Wildlife Center -----------
Bowman Orchard --------------------
Breiner Property ---------------------  
Briar's Farmstead -------------------- Soil
Brotzman Property -------------------
Cair Paravel & Pocosan Mountain ---  
Castleton View -----------------------    
Christie Property ---------------------
Davidson Property -------------------
Drake Property -----------------------
Earth Village Education --------------   
Fisher Property -----------------------
Haupt Property -----------------------  
Hittles Mill Farm ----------------------    
Hope Property ------------------------
Huntly Farm --------------------------
Innisfree ------------------------------ Soil
Ivy Creek Foundation ----------------  
Jones Nature Preserve ---------------   
Kernstown Battlefield ----------------  
Kinloch Farm -------------------------    
Lazy Dog Farm -----------------------  
Leopold's Preserve -------------------  
Manassas National Battlefield Park -    
Massadoah ---------------------------   
Marshall ------------------------------
Meadowview -------------------------  
Mehring & Kalton Property ----------  
Mount Vernon Farm ------------------   
Napolitano Property -----------------     
Oak Spring Garden Foundation -----    
Over Jordan Farm --------------------    
Oxbow Farm -------------------------   
River Farm ---------------------------  
Shelby Farm --------------------------    
South River Nature Preserve --------   
Stolk Property ------------------------   
Stonebridge Farm --------------------    
Thorp Farm ---------------------------
The Volgenau Farm ------------------    
Walnut Springs Farm ----------------
Wenger Property ---------------------   
Wheatlands Farm --------------------    
White Hall ----------------------------
Williams Property --------------------  
Willowsford Conservancy ------------     
Wolf Gap -----------------------------  


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Virginia Working Landscapes
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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Front Royal, Virginia 22630
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