NRLT Welcomes New Office Manager

Kim Kirkbride moved to the New River Valley in 2004, and quickly discovered she belonged here. Kim has worked on local farms, as a community organizer in Appalachian communities, promoted place-based education in Giles County and now owns a small farm in Newport. Kim’s favorite thing to do is get lost in the wild parts … Read more

NRLT Adopts Cutting Edge Technology for Conservation

The New River Land Trust (NRLT) has been using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and technology for many years to guide its strategic conservation efforts. We use this technology to identify properties with high conservation values, such as those with wetlands, forests, wildlife habitat or scenic character. For 2017, we’re excited to announce that we … Read more

Banff Mountain Film Festival Moves to Moss Arts Center

We’re excited to announce the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be moving to the Moss Arts Center for 2018. “Every year we sell out and have to turn people away,” said John Eustis, Executive Director of NRLT. “The new venue will allow many more people to see the films.” In the past, the … Read more

Beyond Conservation: Restoring the Land

Betty Hahn and Doug Chancey have a vision: that their 600 acre traditional farm become a model for ecological restoration and sustainable farming practices. Their property, tucked away in the Ellett Valley near Paris Mountain, is under a conservation easement, so they know their efforts will be sheltered from bulldozers and concrete. They asked the … Read more