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The passing of Phil Hanes on Jan. 16 was a sad occasion for those interested in conservation in the upper New River valley.
Phil could only be described as a colorful character, always fascinating to be around, and with many and varied philanthropic interests.
Phil was very active in the effort to conserve private farmland through conservation easements.
Conservation easements began to be used locally in the early 1990s as a way for farm owners to preserve family lands and manage the burden of estate taxes.
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