Valley View Farm

150 acres of forest and farmland protect nearly a mile of stream front.

About Valley View Farm

In October 2005, Donald R. Sine, Sr. approached the Hardy County Farmland Protection Board and Cacapon & Lost Rivers Land Trust with the hope that he could place a conservation easement on his “Valley View Farm” near Wardensville, WV to protect it from development forever.

Project Type
Property Size
150 Acres
Water Features
0.8 riparian (streamside) miles
Agricultural Values
96 acres of prime & state-important agricultural soils, producing poultry, cattle, and crops
Scenic Values
Viewable by the public from WV Route 55 and the George Washington National Forest

The farm had been in his family for 85 years, and Mr. Sine wanted to pass it to the next generation to keep it in agricultural production. The Farmland Protection Board ranked Valley View Farm 1st among applicants of that year, and the conservation easement was signed in 2007.

The conservation easement of Valley View Farm protects 96 acres of prime/significant agricultural soil; buffers the George Washington National Forest; maintains a family farming legacy, and protects Hardy County’s agricultural community which provides agricultural products, agritourism, and “worthwhile community values, institutions and landscapes.”

Today Valley View Farm is owned and managed by Donald Sine, Sr.’s grandson Jimmy Sine, Jr.