Land Part of Nearly 3,200 New Acres Being Conserved
Sterling, Va. (December 13, 2022) -JK Land Holdings (JKLH) is in the process of protecting 3,200 acres of land in Loudoun County, including three properties that have thousands of feet of Potomac River frontage. JKLH is placing these properties along with 13 others into conservation easement between now and first quarter 2023.
“The Potomac is a beautiful river and important ecosystem. Being able to protect more stretches along the river from development is good for both the environment and our greater community,” explained Chuck Kuhn, CEO, JKLH. “Along with the other properties, we are ensuring our region has more untouched green space that can be enjoyed and remain habitats for plants and wildlife.”
The riverfront properties—two in Lovettsville and the other in Leesburg—total more than 450 acres with parts of each running along the scenic Potomac. These properties are largely farmland and mature woodlands, and some have historic structures. The Toll House Rd property includes two islands and has 1,450 feet of shoreline. All three properties were being sold for development. Instead, they will remain pristine.
Conservation easements are a strategy for protecting land, water, plants and animals as well as preserving cultural and historic sites. They are a private legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust that permanently protects land and its conservation values and remains with the property regardless of whether the land gets sold. Here are the 16 most recent JKLH properties which are conserved or pending in the next month:
- Cherry Grove Lane- 84 acres
- Clubhouse Drive – 134 acres
- Lovettsville Rd – 205 acres (*Riverfront Properties)
- Wolver Hill – 496 acres
- Snickersville Farm – 75 acres
- Browns Lane – 423 acres
- Clover Hill – 50 acres
- Guinea Bridge – 401 acres
- Poor House Lane – 299 acres
- Tollhouse Rd * – 131 acres
- Taylor Rd – 23 acres
- Lincoln Rd II – 176 acres
- Lost Corner * – 114 acres
- Charlestown Pike – 198 acres
- Snake Hill Road – 40 acres
- Hogback Mountain – 372 acres
Owned by Chuck and Stacy Kuhn, JKLH has already conserved more than 22,000 acres of land—land greater than the size of Manhattan–including: 128-acre Loudoun riverfront property that was donated to NOVA Parks; 135-acre Westpark golf course in Leesburg that is being transformed into a park; 87-acre JK Black Oak Wildlife Sanctuary; 150-acres in Purcellville used to start the JK Community Farm, a charitable effort that alleviates hunger by growing chemical free crops and livestock and donating them to local foodbanks; and 42 acres in St. Louis, one of Loudoun’s first African American townships, to protect it from development.
The Kuhns and their companies have won numerous awards, including being recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a Top Corporate Philanthropist and the Old Dominion Land Conservancy for their conservation efforts.