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 almost 55,000 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 Bird Walk – Pandapas Pond

Join us at Pandapas Pond for a bird walk as we learn about bird migration of sparrows and other species as they stop on their way south for the winter!  Virginia Tech PhD student Douglas Liebe will be our guide. Binoculars and Field Guides are provided. Time: 2-3pm Cost: Free… Read more

Outdoor Family Class – Sun Prints in Blue

When: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Where: Heritage Park – 2300 Glade Road Who: Ages 3 – 8+ and their families Explore the wonder of nature’s shapes and textures and capture their beauty through the unique lens of Cyanotypes or “blue prints”. Join us for “Sun Prints in Blue” hosted by… Read more

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