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Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) works to conserve, protect, enhance and advocate wise use of the commonwealth's unique natural, historical, recreational, scenic and cultural resources.

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DCR manages more than 60 different natural area preserves to protect some of the state's most significant areas. These places are home to rare, unique and endangered species and natural communities. Although undeveloped, the preserves offer limited public access. DCR also works with other public and private landowners to identify and protect natural heritage resources throughout the state.

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For additional help regarding this service, please contact the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

For general help and information please contact:
Timothy Hatton
By phone at (804) 786-6124 
By email at pco@dcr.virginia.gov


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