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 51,000 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

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The New River Land Trust is excited to present the 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg.  Films start at 7pm, doors open at 6.  The World Tour, featuring the most breathtaking and moving outdoor films from the 9-day… Read more

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