A Watershed Moment for Conservation in Virginia

In 1909, John B. Laing purchased a large property on Big Mountain in Giles County.  Even at that time, he recognized the area was special. He wrote, “There is not any place that I know of that I would get more pleasure in protecting for the future than I would in Little Stony Creek watershed. … Read more

NRLT Requesting Grant to Create Nature Park

NRLT is requesting a grant from the Mountain Valley Pipeline Forest Mitigation Fund to purchase 330 acres on Brush Mountain in order to create a park. Due to the property’s location near Heritage and Gateway Parks and Jefferson National Forest, the proposed park would expand an already popular active recreation area.  Poverty Creek Trails Coalition, … Read more

NRLT Acquires Property in Floyd County

The New River Land Trust has joined forces with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and The Conservation Fund to protect an important property in Floyd County, adjacent to the Camp Branch Wetlands Natural Area Preserve. NRLT has purchased the property and is now holding it for eventual transfer to DCR. The property … Read more

NRLT Receives Grant from Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The NRLT is excited to announce that the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), on behalf of the A.T. Landscape Partnership, awarded the New River Land Trust a $12,500 grant for a strategic conservation initiative targeted at high conservation value properties along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) corridor in southwest Virginia The A.T. Landscape Partnership works to connect … Read more

New Youth Outreach Coordinator joins NRLT

The New River Land Trust would like to welcome Melissa Henry to our team!  She’ll be working as our Youth Outreach Coordinator, taking over for Justine Brantley. Justine will stay on as a volunteer as part of the Youth Outreach Committee. Melissa is originally from North Carolina. She majored in Sustainable Development at Appalachian State … Read more