November 2015: With the recent acquisition of two new easements, NRLT has helped conserve more than 50,000 acres in the New River region, making a significant impact on the rural landscape and heritage of the area. Since 2002, we’ve worked with 240 landowners and other partners to reach this milestone. These acres are forever protected and will remain rural, contributing to the quality of life for our community, now and into the future. This year, we finalized an easement on 389 acres of the Obenshain family’s Thompson Place property in Montgomery County (image below). We now hold or co-hold four easements in the region and are actively looking for new projects. As a small, local organization, we offer flexibility, providing options for landowners and increasing the likelihood they will be able to conserve their land for future generations.