NRLT Requesting Grant to Create Nature Park

NRLT is requesting a grant from the Mountain Valley Pipeline Forest Mitigation Fund to purchase 330 acres on Brush Mountain in order to create a park. Due to the property’s location near Heritage and Gateway Parks and Jefferson National Forest, the proposed park would expand an already popular active recreation area.  Poverty Creek Trails Coalition, … Read more

NRLT Acquires Property in Floyd County

The New River Land Trust has joined forces with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and The Conservation Fund to protect an important property in Floyd County, adjacent to the Camp Branch Wetlands Natural Area Preserve. NRLT has purchased the property and is now holding it for eventual transfer to DCR. The property … Read more

NRLT Receives Grant from Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The NRLT is excited to announce that the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), on behalf of the A.T. Landscape Partnership, awarded the New River Land Trust a $12,500 grant for a strategic conservation initiative targeted at high conservation value properties along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) corridor in southwest Virginia The A.T. Landscape Partnership works to connect … Read more

New Youth Outreach Coordinator joins NRLT

The New River Land Trust would like to welcome Melissa Henry to our team!  She’ll be working as our Youth Outreach Coordinator, taking over for Justine Brantley. Justine will stay on as a volunteer as part of the Youth Outreach Committee. Melissa is originally from North Carolina. She majored in Sustainable Development at Appalachian State … Read more

Youth Stream Trips Provide Hands-on Learning

What did you want to be when you grew up?  This year, the New River Land Trust’s Youth Outreach program arranged for the fourth graders from Kipps, Harding Avenue and Margaret Beeks Elementary Schools to visit our conservation easements, where they had the opportunity to practice as scientists, historians and adventurers.  They participated in unique … Read more