The West Virginia Land Trust is seeking a donation of a well-equipped, mid-size truck in good condition to use for the management and maintenance of our nature preserves. WVLT has 20 properties around the state, with 8 of these special places already open to the public. A sturdy “workhouse” vehicle will be an essential tool for building and maintaining trails, planting trees, hauling equipment, improving drainage, installing signage, and other regular field activities.
The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization established by American Water, recently announced five organization in West Virginia, including the West Virginia Land Trust, have each received a 2022 Water and Environment Grant.
The West Virginia Land Trust (WVLT) has been awarded $26,338 in support of the Little Bluestone Community Forest project in Summers County. With these grant funds in place, WVLT plans to acquire the property in the fall of this year.
The Mammoth Preserve hike on Saturday, August 20th has been canceled. The event will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check back!
Join us for a hike in 2022! We have 20 properties designated to be nature preserves and will be open the public once adequate parking and trails are developed. Until then, come for a sneak peek!
Many West Virginian’s grew up on the old family farm – the place they worked, hunted, and played in the creek… the place they love. This love never leaves our blood… but sometimes life takes us far away from the old homeplace. One such place is Ed and Bettye DeBerry’s 110-acre farm in Marion County…
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!
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.
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!