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.

Why 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 future Brush Mountain Park project.  We also educate and assist landowners to conserve their land by voluntarily donating conservation easements on their property.

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

New! Borrow one of our new “Early Birder” Outdoor Exploration Backpacks, available to check out at any branch of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library.

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Upcoming Events

Banff Mountain Film Festival – Virtual Edition

The New River Land Trust is pleased to host the 45th Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Virtual Edition.  This year, you can see more Banff films than ever. Choose from 2 different programs, or watch them both! Additional content will be added throughout the year. Films will be available… Read more

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