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Featured Project: Brickhouse Neck Farm

Located along the barrier islands between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Brickhouse Neck is not only a beautiful place but a unique ecosystem as well.  The property is comprised of farm fields and salt marsh interspersed with tidal creeks, mud flats, shallow bays and ponds. Brickhouse Neck and its family of barrier islands is a fragile landscape that comprises the longest stretch of coastal wilderness remaining on the Atlantic Coast of the United States.

Beginning in 1969, The Nature Conservancy bought 14 of the islands as the core of the Virginia Coast Reserve in an effort to ward off development proposals.  Our work at Brickhouse Farm was intended to help The Nature Conservancy broaden its protection of this vital ecosystem.  We worked with our client to prepare a by-right development plan to assure that the land would be placed under conservation easement and preserved long into the future.

If you have been considering taking advantage of the financial incentives of placing a conservation easement on your land, or are interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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