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. Our focus is on an eight county area known as the New River region.  We are a local conservation organization that protects the natural, cultural and historic resources in our back yard.

We work to keep family farms in agriculture, forests and open spaces as wildlife habitat and scenic views, 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 Outreach program and the Nature Play Space in Heritage Park, reaching out to the next generation of conservationists.

Since 2002, we have conserved 50,000 acres and over 25 miles of New River frontage.

We hope you’ll become a member today and help us to conserve the places that make this region a special place to live, work and visit.


Upcoming Events

Outdoor Family Class – Winter Survival Skills

Join us for the Winter Outdoor Family Class on December 2nd, 9:30-11:30 at Heritage Park in Blacksburg.  To save your spot, email Read more