Even though the Stafford County Board of Supervisors has filed to purchase a portion of Crow’s Nest through eminent domain, Stafford Lakes LP (the property owner) is continuing activities on Crow’s Nest. Following a recent Stafford Circuit Court ruling that allows Stafford Lakes LP to clear and grade land on Crow’s Nest to conduct percolation tests in anticipation of development (read more), heavy machinery has reappeared on the property. Additionally, the owners of Crow’s Nest have leased exclusive hunting rights to a private club, barring the public and local hunters from accessing the property.


This front loader with a back hoe was photographed on Crow’s Nest on November 24th, 2006.


On the same day, the vehicles of hunters lined Raven Road (the road through Crow’s Nest). Many carried ATVs and hunting dogs.