The Nature Conservancy works from a local-to-global scale in 35 countries, all 50 states and your backyard. Our latest successes in Virginia have included:
The Nature Conservancy’s current initiatives and goals include:
In 1960, a small group of conservations came together in a Richmond home and formed our Virginia Chapter. The following year, the Arundel family donated property to establish our very first Virginia preserve, at verdant Wildcat Mountain in Fauquier County. Today, more than a quarter-million acres later, the Conservancy has preserved many of Virginia’s greatest ecological treasures and the natural benefits they provide to our people.
Places like our Virginia Coast Reserve, the East Coast’s longest expanse of coastal wilderness and a globally vital stopover site for migratory birds, and Piney Grove Preserve, where restored old-growth pine savannas shelter Virginia’s most endangered bird. We’ve also worked to protect the Clinch River, America’s most important river for imperiled freshwater animals and a source of drinking water for at least 50,000 people in southwest Virginia.
These are but a few of the tangible results we’ve produced for nature and people over the past 50 years. Each is a testament to the Conservancy’s hallmark ability to build and lead conservation partnerships that bridge all interests. When our water, our wildlife and our land are threatened, we invite everyone to the table. We may not all agree all of the time, but we have forged lasting solutions because they are grounded not only on the best available science, but also on common understanding of the need to protect our most special places for ourselves and for future generations.
The Virginia Chapter has grown from a handful of volunteers in 1960 to more than 30,000 supporters across the Commonwealth. Combined with our knowledgeable staff, we work together to fulfill the mission of The Nature Conservancy: to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Under Michael’s leadership, the Conservancy’s Virginia chapter has served as a model to other programs across the organization for organizing its work around landscape-scale projects:
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