Capital Region Land Conservancy (Richmond, VA)


  • Name:Ms. Tara Quinn
  • Title:Program Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Capital Region Land Conservancy
  • Address:PO 17306
    Richmond, VA 23226
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:804-301-5352

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC) is to conserve and protect the natural and historic land and water resources of Virginia’s Capital Region for the benefit of current and future generations.

  • Overview:
  • CRLC serves the City of Richmond and the Counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan, New Kent, and Charles City.

    CRLC is operated by its 8-member board of directors, its 9-member advisory board, and three part-time contract staff. The board meets bi-monthly. The president of the board of directors oversees the paid staff.

    Although there are other Richmond area organizations which serve a variety of conservation needs, CRLC fulfills a unique role in the region because it is the only regionally focused land conservancy. CRLC exists to increase the amount of conserved land in the capital region, and it alone devotes its resources to increasing area landowners’ knowledge of conservation easements as a land protection tool and assisting landowners during the often lengthy and confusing easement donation process.

    A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency (the “holder” of the easement) that permanently prohibits specified uses of the land in order to protect its conservation value. By entering into such an agreement, a property owner foregoes certain land development options in exchange for the legacy of permanently protecting the land and state and federal tax incentives associated with the charitable donation of an easement. The landowner continues to own and maintains the right to convey the property. The “holder”, or entity which holds the conservation easement, provides ongoing oversight to ensure compliance with the terms of the easement.

    CRLC’s model of promoting voluntary land protection has proven to be the most effective means of protecting privately owned land. Conservation easements have permanently preserved over 600,000 acres of land in Virginia and over 15,500 acres in the Richmond area. CRLC offers a private sector solution with significant public benefit.

    CRLC seeks to increase the amount of permanently conserved land in its service area in order to protect the area’s water quality and quality of life and to support local farming and maintain wildlife habit. CRLC accomplishes this goal by pursuing unique land conservation opportunities and by educating communities and landowners about the voluntary donation of conservation easements on properties with “high conservation value”, which include lands that support agricultural use, biological diversity, and watershed protection. Conservation easements on properties with high conservation value provide public benefits by protecting such properties from intensive development and other detrimental uses such as clear-cutting, filling of wetlands, and destruction of riparian buffers along waterways.

  • History:
  • Incorporated in Virginia in March 2005 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, CRLC was created in order to fill a void in natural resource conservation in the Richmond area. It is the only non-profit organization devoted specifically to the conservation of land within the capital region. CRLC uses a cooperative approach to conservation that balances economic growth with natural resource protection by promoting voluntary land protection through the donation of conservation easements.

  • Year established:2005
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:9
  • Staff size:3


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:20-2797635

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:202797635
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 17306
  • Organization City:RICHMOND
  • Organization State:VA
  • Organization Zip:23226-7306
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 2006
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C30
  • Asset Amount:$235,006
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$169,020
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$154,419
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 5:04:19 pm

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