The West Virginia Land Trust has protected more properties in 2020 than ever before – 8,440 acres of land for outdoor recreation, clean water supplies, cultural conservation, and habitat protection! In this issue of our SnapShots newsletter, you will get an update on our most recent projects…
We are thankful for our partners! Working diligently with West Virginia Nature Conservancy, Potomac Conservancy, and a private land owner, we recently partnered to preserve one of the most rugged places in West Virginia – Cliff Canyon (775 acres in Pendleton County). River enthusiasts and kayakers may know this site by its other name, Moorefield Gorge.
We have learned in this period of shutdown that our work is more important than ever! To offset the isolation people are feeling, we have encouraged folks to go outside, explore one of our nature preserves, and get some much-needed fresh air. And they have responded in a big way, thanking us for stewarding these natural 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!