Conservation Close to Home

Map showing the area where we work
The New River region

The New River Land Trust works to conserve farmland, forests, open spaces, and historic places in the New River region of Southwest Virginia. Since 2002, we have helped protect over 56,000 acres of land in the region and over 26 miles of New River frontage.

We conserve land to protect productive farmland, wildlife habitat, scenic views, climate resilient areas, water quality, and outdoor recreation areas in our region. We use cutting-edge technology to identify land in critical need of conservation.

We work with partners, including local governments, on larger land policy and conservation issues, such as the new Brush Mountain Park.

We help landowners conserve their land with conservation easements, and work with partners and landowners to restore vital habitats such as the North Fork of the Roanoke River Restoration Project.

Our Youth Outreach program and the Nature Play Space in Heritage Park help kids form a meaningful, healthy, and lifelong relationship with nature and the outdoors.

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Upcoming Events

Help Us Build Trails on Property 2

Mark your calendars for the eighth annual NRV day of giving – Wednesday June 23, 2021! GiveLocalNRV is the giving day that allows donors to support dozens of organizations in one place. The McDonald Hollow Trail System in Blacksburg is open and many in our community are enjoying the trails…. Read more

Banff Mountain Film Festival – Virtual Edition

From now until October 24, the New River Land Trust is hosting the 45th Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Virtual Edition.  While we can’t host the in-person event this year, the good news is that you can see more Banff films than ever. Choose from 4, ~2 hour… Read more