CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration plans to identify and conserve at least 1,000 properties across Virginia by the end of the governor's term.
McAuliffe announced the Virginia Treasures initiative on Wednesday during a visit to Pocahontas State Park.
Properties considered as treasures include agricultural lands, habitat for rare or threatened plants and animals, trails, scenic byways, rivers and public gardens.
McAuliffe says the goal is conserve land and expand access to public outdoor recreation.