Conservation Close to Home
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.
Join the New River Land Trust on a trip to the scenic Catawba Valley and the privately-owned Yost property. This 289-acre conserved farm contains the historic McDonalds Mill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. It also contains the headwaters of the North Fork… Read more
The New River Land Trust is bringing an exciting film to the New River region. Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time is the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Green Fire shares highlights from his… Read more