Join the Campaign for Brush Mountain Trails

The New River Land Trust is raising funds for the construction of a multi-use trail system on Brush Mountain. Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of approximately four miles of trails over two parcels and is estimated to cost $100,000. The NRLT is seeking financial support from the community for Phase 1 of … Read more

New Technology Brings Conservation Into Focus

When you think of land conservation, you might picture our staff and landowners outside, walking a property.  And you’d mostly be right. But new technologies can make the work of prioritizing outreach to landowners and evaluating properties faster and more accurate. We use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and technology to guide our conservation efforts. … Read more

Community Conservation: Spruce Run

While we frequently work one-on-one with landowners interested in conservation, we recently became aware that in the Spruce Run community, development was on the minds of many of the residents. A landowner in the early stages of conserving his farm discussed his plans with neighbors, and we reached out to over 40 landowners with large … Read more

Brush Mountain Park Project Update

NRLT purchased two properties totaling 552 acres on Brush Mountain last year with money from Virginia Outdoor Foundation’s Forest CORE Fund. We plan to transfer the properties to the Town of Blacksburg to become a public park within 2 years.  In the meantime, we’re working on the construction of a multi-use trail system for the … Read more