Rockbridge Area Conservation Council

Rockbridge Area Conservation Council (RACC) promotes the wise stewardship and sustainable use of natural and cultural resources through education, advocacy and action in order to protect and enhance the quality of life for present and future inhabitants of Rockbridge.

RACC advocates for land use practices and policies which conserve our watershed, air quality, wildlife habitats and scenic forested and agricultural landscapes by:

  • Promoting transportation alternatives such as local bike and pedestrian improvements, and diverting long-haul truck traffic to intermodal rail eliminate the need to expand I-81;
  • Facilitating a groundwater protection ordinance to preserve healthy well water and springs; advocating for thoughtful land use planning before projected infill development occurs along the extension of public utilities from Lexington to Raphine; and
  • Encouraging responsible use, sustainable development and wise management of the community’s outdoor recreational assets.

Some of RACC's projects includes the House Mountain Preserve, Rockbridge Solar Coop, Upper Maury River Watershed and Buffalo Creek Wildlife Corridor.