Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy was founded in 1995, because concerned citizens were worried about diminishing habitat and threats to wildlife. Our founding members sought to minimize the impact of population growth and help people and animals live together in harmony here in Loudoun County. Over the years Loudoun Wildlife has grown from an all-volunteer organization to one with a full-time Executive Director, three part-timers, and over 350 volunteers. However, Loudoun County continues to grow as well. Due to exponential growth since 1995, threats to wildlife and habitat have only increased since our humble beginnings.
Our vision is to create a place where people and wildlife can thrive together. Our advocacy program is one of our four core programs that inspires, motivates, and engages people to protect, preserve, and restore wildlife habitat in Loudoun County. We advocate for the advancement of wildlife and habitat conservation by:
- Educating the Loudoun community about the importance of responsible conservation design and green infrastructure for wildlife and habitat conservation.
- Partnering with local organizations, businesses, and leaders to develop policies and solutions that support conservation.
- Encouraging our members to participate in shaping development policy.
This article from 2014 still resonates as to why advocacy is important. Read about volunteer opportunities on this page.