Our Mission

The Shenandoah Valley Network works to maintain healthy and productive rural landscapes and communities, to protect and restore natural resources, and to strengthen and sustain our region’s agricultural economy. We pursue this mission by supporting strong local citizens’ groups and promoting good local land use and transportation plans, compatible economic development strategies, and effective land protection programs. We serve community groups in six Virginia counties: Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Rockingham and Augusta.

Coordinate Regional Campaigns

We provide leadership and advocate on specific regional issues that threaten the natural and historic resources, agricultural economy and traditional communities in the northern Shenandoah Valley.  View our current regional campaigns >>

Support Members and Partners

The Network operates as a resource center for local citizens groups. Our staff and experts across the state provide hands-on technical assistance to address key issues and build the capacity of county-level community groups.

We support efforts to provide for sustainable growth and development that protects traditional towns, rural land uses and natural, cultural and historic resources.

We promote economic development and managed growth that does not stress public infrastructure, increase the burden of property taxes on area residents, or destroy resources critical to quality of life and the agriculture, forestry and tourism sectors of the economy.

View the Network’s Members and Partners >>