The U.S. Forest Service has acquired 317 acres in Nelson County Virginia long-coveted for its scenic view from the Appalachian Trail.

The Roanoke Times reports that the acquisition was made with $760,000 from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. The property was first purchased from the mountain farming Campbell family by The Conservation Fund, an effort led by Blaine Phillips who serves on the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership Steering Committee. The fund was then reimbursed by the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

View the full Roanoke Times article here.