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

Early Birders Explore Trails and Parks

This spring, our Youth Outreach program has been very busy with birding!  We’ve had outings to Claytor Lake, Deerfield Trail and Gateway Park – with more to come in May and June. The Early Birder kids and families have seen many species of birds as well as explored streams and wildflowers. Check out our events … Read more