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

Farmfest at Glade Road Growing

This is a Family-Friendly Event to Celebrate Land Conservation & Local Agriculture The New River Land Trust is hosting Farmfest from 5-10pm at Glade Road Growing, 2351 Glade Road in Blacksburg, across from Heritage Park. There will be live music with Swampcandy starting at 6pm, a farm tour led by… Read more

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