We are proud to announce that the West Virginia Land Trust received $2.8 million from a Congressionally Directed Spending request secured by Senator Joe Manchin III! This funding will allow WVLT to develop a multi-use trail system in the 5,000-acre Mammoth Preserve located in Kanawha County. Thank you, Senator Manchin, for working to secure this investment that will benefit West Virginians for many years to come!
We have Mammoth-size plans for this Mammoth-size place! WVLT is evaluating the recreational potential of this site for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and other trail users. Working with the Upper Kanawha Valley Tourism Project, and specifically the City of Smithers and Montgomery WV, the Land Trust’s Mammoth Preserve will offer a destination that complements the riverside redevelopment of these small towns, aiming to reinvigorate the local economy with tourism visitation and to expand area residents’ opportunities for recreation.