Phase 1 of New Trail System Nears Completion

Phase 1 of the Brush Mountain Trails Project is nearing completion. With over 2 miles of new trails and an upgrade of an existing roadbed, there are now 5 miles of trails on Brush Mountain Property 1, just minutes from downtown Blacksburg. While volunteers work to complete Phase 1, we’re looking ahead to the next … Read more

NEW! Online Resources for Families

Since this summer may not be filled with summer camps and vacations to faraway places, we’ve pulled together some of the best resources from around the Internet for learning about nature, science, and the outdoors.  Learn about birds, try your hand at mapping, go on a virtual field trip, discover national parks, watch wildlife and … Read more

NRLT Donates Land to Expand Natural Area Preserve

NRLT has donated a 66-acre property in Floyd County to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, completing a conservation project that began several years ago and involved numerous public and private partners. The land is now permanently protected as part of the Camp Branch Wetlands Natural Area Preserve. The property protects important habitat for … Read more

Update on Brush Mountain Trails

Wednesday, June 24, was GiveLocalNRV, the New River Valley’s seventh annual local day of giving (formerly GiveBigNRV Day). This virtual day of giving allowed nonprofits like the Land Trust the chance to raise money for the benefit of our community, particularly during the ongoing COVID19 crisis when in-person events are not an option. This year, … Read more

NRLT Partners with Agrarian Trust to Increase Access to Affordable Farmland

The Land Trust has been conserving farmland in the New River region for many years, and we’re always looking for additional options to support agriculture in our rural community. Thanks to a new partnership with the Agrarian Trust, we’re joining communities around the nation to announce the formation of the Agrarian Commons, a new model … Read more