Land Conservation Key to Buffering Impacts of Changing Climate

Climate resilience occurs when characteristics of the land buffer climate disruptions such as gradual increases in temperature, droughts, and more severe and frequent storms. Resilient sites are better able to tolerate these disruptions as well as connect large climate resilient areas – making it possible for wildlife to move and adapt. Here in the New … Read more

Early Birders Explore Trails and Parks

This spring, our Youth Outreach program has been very busy with birding!  We’ve had outings to Claytor Lake, Deerfield Trail and Gateway Park – with more to come in May and June. The Early Birder kids and families have seen many species of birds as well as explored streams and wildflowers. Check out our events … Read more

Public Notice

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The New River Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation in 2018. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent … Read more

NRLT Conserves Land on the New River

NRLT worked with landowners Sue Dille and Barry Johnson to place their farm in Wythe County under conservation easement this past fall.  As of this week, it’s officially protected. The 33-acre property includes prime farmland, a large forest buffer between the river and pastures and is visible from the New River and the New River … Read more

Tax-wise Charitable IRA Rollover

A charitable gift transferred from your IRA to the New River Land Trust may qualify to count toward your required minimum distribution for the year without being taxed as income. The charitable IRA rollover, also called a qualified charitable distribution (QCD), can be a great way to support the Land Trust with a tax-wise gift … Read more