Beyond Conservation: Restoring the Land

Betty Hahn and Doug Chancey have a vision: that their 600 acre traditional farm become a model for ecological restoration and sustainable farming practices. Their property, tucked away in the Ellett Valley near Paris Mountain, is under a conservation easement, so they know their efforts will be sheltered from bulldozers and concrete. They asked the … Read more

NRLT Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters VTCRC

Opportunities for new partnerships can spring up in surprising places. Conservation Outreach Coordinator Kirby Walke was working at RunAbout Sports when Tina Cannon came by to thank RunAbout for allowing her organization to volunteer for an aid station at the Hokie Half Marathon. As the conversation progressed, Tina shared about her work as director of … Read more

Allison Tillett Joins New River Land Trust

We’re very pleased to welcome Allison Tillett to our team as our new Conservation Outreach Coordinator. Allison’s interest in conservation evolved from an affection for the natural world, appreciation for our delicate ecosystems, and enthusiasm for bird watching. At Virginia Commonwealth University she studied wetland science, restoration ecology and environmental policy, and graduated with her … Read more