Founded in 1995, the West Virginia Land Trust (WVLT) is a statewide nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to protecting West Virginia’s natural lands, scenic areas, water quality, and recreational access forever.
WVLT’s mission is to protect land with significant conservation values through the use of conservation easements and real estate acquisitions, and by working with a statewide network of partners to build a passionate land conservation movement in the state.
WVLT promotes a non-confrontational, cooperative approach to land conservation. We believe our long-term objectives can best be reached by building relationships and consensus across diverse communities. By educating people about the conservation tools available for their use and empowering them to make appropriate decisions regarding community planning, we work in collaboration to fulfill West Virginia’s conservation needs.