Conservation Close to Home

Map showing the area where we work
The New River region

The New River Land Trust works to protect farmland, forests, open spaces and historic places in the New River region of Southwest Virginia. We are a local conservation organization that protects the natural, cultural and historic resources right in our backyard.

We work to keep family farms, forests, wildlife habitat, scenic views, water resources and historic places preserved – forever. We work with partners, including local governments, on larger land policy and conservation issues and educate and assist landowners to conserve their land by voluntarily donating conservation easements on their property. We also connect kids to the outdoors through our Youth Education program and the Nature Play Space in Heritage Park, reaching out to the next generation of conservationists.

Since 2002, we have helped protect more than 52,000 acres of land in the region and over 25 miles of New River frontage.

Please become a member today and support conservation close to home.

Upcoming Events

Early Birders Field Trip – Gateway Trail

4:30-5:30pm – Gateway Trail Lead by Master Naturalists Debbie Applequist and Barb Glaser. We will be spotting for American goldfinch, Carolina wren and Chipping sparrows. RSVP required for all events. Please email to reserve your family’s spot.             Read more

Outdoor Family Class – Creative Movement

Roll like a log, soar like a bird and scamper like a mouse! Join dance artist Rachel Rugh for an engaging creative movement workshop at the Nature Play Space in Heritage Park. Drawing inspiration from the rhythms of the natural world around us, we will create noisemakers to accompany our… Read more