2024

Local non-profits and land trusts partner with NRCS to create more attractive opportunities for farmers to conserve at-risk grassland birds
By Justin Proctor — Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative Announcement | May 2024

Conservation Speed-Dating Workshop Guide
By Justin Proctor, October Greenfield, & Brooke McDonough — Cornell’s Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative | March 2024

Who’s Protecting the Piedmont?
By Sophia Chapin and Lauria McShane — The Piedmont Environmental Council | March 2024

2023

Expanding the Grassland Habitat Program
By Chris Anderson — Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley | November 2023

Return of the Grassland Birds: The Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative Supporting Bird-Friendly Practices on Working Lands
By October Greenfield — Cover story in Albemarle Magazine | October-November 2023

Partner Profile: American Farmland Trust
By Jacob Gilley — Featured in the Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance Newsletter | October 2023

When a Farm Becomes a Classroom: Cultivating Conservation Leaders at the Eldon Farms Field Day
By Caitlyn Dittmeier — Featured on the VWL website | July 2023

Kestrels Revisited: Local Landowners Provide New Homes for the Small Falcons
By Bob Hurley — Featured in the Foothills Forum / Rappahannock News | May 2023

The Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative: QF on the Landscape in Virginia
By Celia Vuocolo — Featured on Quail Forever’s website | February 2023

Grasslands, Part of the Solution
By Matt Booher — Featured in the Mountains to Bay Grazing Alliance Newsletter | January 2023

2022

AMJV Technical Committee Digest Fall 2022
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture 

Program Offers Valley Farmers Money To Help Protect Birds
By Laura Boaggio — Featured in Daily News-Record | October 19, 2022

Virginia initiative pays farmers to protect grassland birds while nesting
By Randi B. Hagi — Featured in WEMC | October 19, 2022

Working Alongside Farmers to Bring Back Our Grassland Birds
By Justin Proctor — Featured in the Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance Newsletter | October 2022

Making the Case for Bird-Friendly Farming
By Morgan Smith — Featured in The American Farmland Trust | September 30, 2022

Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative a ‘win-win’ for bird conservation and local farmers
By James Jarvis — Featured in Fauquier Now | October 3, 2022

Piedmont Grassland Bird Initiative: Working alongside farmers to bring back our grassland birds
By Justin Proctor — Featured in the VA Forager | September 1, 2022

Keeping Up With Kestrels
By Bob Hurley — Featured in the Rappahannock News | August 11, 2022

Saving America’s Littlest Falcon
By Emily Ellis — Featured by Oak Spring Garden Foundation | July 12, 2022

2021

Virginia program aims to foster grassland bird habitat on farms
By Whitney Pipkin — Featured in the Bay Journal | November 19, 2021

Hope on the horizon for local grassland birds
By Whitney Pipkin — Featured in the Bay Journal | November 19, 2021

Grassland Birds: A little knowledge can go a long way in helping these amazing birds survive and thrive
By Justin Proctor — Featured in the Piedmont View | September 17, 2021

2020

In Virginia’s Piedmont Grasslands: A Firmer Foothold For Declining Birds
By Amy Johnson and David Wiedenfeld — Featured by the American Bird Conservancy | December 18, 2020