On Earth Day, Funding for Outdoor Spaces

On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, I’m thinking about how important our public outdoor spaces are. We have been working for almost two decades to promote conservation of natural and cultural resources in the New River region and several of our projects, including the new Brush Mountain Park, have been focused on public trails and access to … Read more

Checking In

First, we hope that everyone is safe, healthy, and weathering the uncertainty of this time as best they can.  Everyone we know is scrambling to adjust to a new normal and the many challenges of the pandemic. We are continuing with our conservation work, but at a slower pace. All of our Youth Outreach programs have … 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