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Gov. McAuliffe to Conserve 1,000 Properties in Va.

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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.

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is the initiative's lead agency. Other state agencies, land trusts, local governments and private groups also are involved.

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