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Number of Acres Is Growing in Va.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

In the past 10 years, private landowners in Virginia have been increasing the number of acres donated in conservation easements.

1995 -- 5,453

1996 -- 6,173

1997 -- 7,673

1998 -- 13,704

1999 -- 11,561

2000 -- 28,799

2001 -- 23,454

2002 -- 38,300

2003 -- 25,115

2004 -- 41,745

2005 -- 35,337

Source: Virginia Outdoors Foundation

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