“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”

- Chinese Proverb

Many of our Special Places are open to the public to enjoy outdoor recreation.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Projects listed below are home to many species of wildlife, hiking trails, plenty of peace and quiet, and beautiful scenery. Grab your hiking boots and check out one of these special places!

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Preserves Currently Under Development

West Virginia Land Trust - We protect special places...

A special place is more than land and water. A special place takes you to a time and to a memory, it brings you peace, and feels like “home.” A farmer’s special place may be his field, a wildlife watcher’s place is in the forest, a sportsman’s may be a remote stretch of woods, a hiker’s an entire expanse of mountains, and a child’s a field of green where he can run and play or a creek to explore.

Learn more about our protected special places.

Our Special Places

Land conservation takes experience, passion, creativity, dedication... and YOU!

Protecting land is something that everyone can do. Whether you’re interested in placing a conservation easement on your family’s land to protect it for future generations, saving a historic landscape, protecting land bordering our drinking water, turning an abandoned city parking lot into a park or garden, or just wanting to get outside and do some trail work, the West Virginia Land Trust has the resources to make things happen. There’s more than one way to protect West Virginia’s landscapes—share your ideas with us today!

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