Brush Mountain Park and Trails Update

The New River Land Trust and its partners understand that the community is eager for Brush Mountain Property 1 and its trails to be opened. I can’t give you the exact date that this will happen, but we are getting close. The park will be called Brush Mountain Park, and Property 1 will be named … Read more

Kid’s Perspective: Stream Conservation in Montgomery County

 The New River Land Trust (NRLT) is partnering with local landowners, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR), the Skyline Soil & Water Conservation District, and the Canaan Valley Institute to improve water quality in the North Fork of the Roanoke River with an emphasis on … Read more

Brush Mountain Trails Update – November 2020

volunteers work on new Brush Mountain Trail system in Blacksburg, VA

The Brush Mountain Trails Project is moving forward! About 80% of trail construction on Property 1 is complete. A new .5 mile technical mountain biking trail was approved and built this fall. The Poverty Creek Trails Coalition is coordinating volunteers to finish work on trails that were built this past summer. The Town of Blacksburg … Read more

Water is Life In North Fork

 In the Catawba Valley, just 10 minutes or so from Blacksburg, a federally endangered species of fish, the Roanoke logperch, is getting some much-needed help. The New River Land Trust (NRLT) is partnering with local landowners, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR), the Skyline Soil … Read more

Explore the Outdoors with New Backpack Program

NEW! Early Birders Outdoor Exploration Backpacks are now available to check out all branches of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library System (MFRL). The Early Birders Backpacks include binoculars, bird guides, and activities. Visit the Outdoor Exploration Backpack page to view the Early Birders backpack tutorial and see other resources. In early spring 2021, we’ll add Stream … Read more