Landowner Reports

We have had some exciting new developments in 2015! Each year, our Grassland Biodiversity Survey evolves as we improve our methods and respond to new opportunities. For example, we streamlined our general bee survey this year using a more efficient collection method, and added a new survey to target vulnerable bumble bees. We conducted our second year of winter bird surveys after a successful pilot in 2014. We also continued to work with several partners on Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) monitoring in Virginia and West Virginia.

In 2015, we conducted surveys at 45 sites on 29 different properties in the northern Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont. The survey sites span 13 counties from Augusta and Albemarle to Loudoun and Prince William. Land use at these sites ranges from hay production and pasturing to hunting and recreation (i.e. hiking and horseback riding).    

Individual Reports (PDF)

Reports for individual properties participating in the 2015 Grassland Biodiversity Survey.

Attention Landowners!

Oxbow Farm
Oxbow Farm - photo by Amy Johnson

We are seeking landowners as far south as Albemarle County to as far north as Frederick County who have at least 20 contiguous acres of native warm season grasses and are willing to have their land surveyed for native plants and wildlife.

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Become a Citizen Scientist

Citizen Scientist
Photo by Amy Johnson

Every Spring, Virginia Working Landscapes recruits citizen scientists to assist with plant, bird and pollinator surveys across the Piedmont of northern Virginia, from Frederick to Albemarle County for spring and summer.

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