Lost Rivers Land Trust
Rt. 1 Box 378
High View, WV 26808
The West Virginia Land Trust is a statewide land protection
dedicated to preserving the wild and scenic landscape of West Virginia.
The Trust's mission is to protect special lands with high conservation
values through land acquisition and protective conservation easements.
The Land Trust works with private land owners to help them realize
dream of keeping their farm or summer place protected forever. The
advises local land trusts and other groups dedicated to the stewardship
of West Virginia's great outdoors.
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To encourage people to reserve open space and rural landscapes in
Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. It uses private voluntary initiatives and
education to (1) preserve the scenic beauty and historic character that
have long made this region attractive (2) Promote a healthy, balanced
economy by preserving productive farmland and encouraging appropriate
and (3) Encourage wise stewardship of the region's natural resources.
PO Box 1350
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-1350
Phone: (304) 535-9961 Fax: (304) 535-9962
The Harpers Ferry Conservancy is an action-oriented land trust
began operation in the spring of 1998. The mission of the Harpers Ferry
Conservancy is to provide land use planning leadership; and to
defend and enhance the scenic, historic, natural and recreational
of lands within a 25-mile radius of the confluence of the Potomac and
The Humane Society of the United States Wildlife Land Trust exists
order to protect wild animals by preserving their natural habitats and
providing them true sanctuary within those habitats.
PO Box 306, Charleston, WV 25321
Formed in 1967 to preserve the natural beauty of the West Virginia
the Conservancy is the state's oldest environmental advocacy
The WVHC has been instrumental in creation of the Monongahela National
Forest Wilderness areas and in preventing the destruction of Canaan
The Conservancy is currently campaigning for additional National Forest
Wilderness in West Virginia and participating in the current and
Mon Forest replanning.
Mission: To seek the conservation and restoration of West
exceptional rivers and streams.
Cacapon Institute is dedicated to using science and education to
concerned citizens protect and enjoy the Cacapon, Potomac, and other
The West Virginia Environmental Council
1324 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
The mission of the West Virginia Environmental Council is to
communication and cooperation among citizens in promoting environmental
protection in West Virginia, to assist in organizing grass roots
to facilitate interaction among established environmental
and to correspond with all appropriate local, state, and federal
involved in the management of West Virginia's environment.
1730 N Lynn St. Suite 403
Arlington, VA 22209-2004
Phone: (703) 276-2777 Fax: (703) 276-1098
Potomac Conservancy is a regional land and water conservation
dedicated to protecting and enhancing the natural, scenic, recreational
and historical qualities of the Potomac River and its watershed lands.
The Nature Conservancy
West Virginia Field Office
723 Kanawha Blvd. E, Suite 500
Charleston, WV 25301-2728
Phone: (304) 345-4350 Fax: (304) 345-4351
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Conservancy uses a systematic, science-based approach to identifying sites for protection called Conservation by Design, organized by ecoregion—distinct divisions in the natural landscape such as climate, geography and species—rather than political boundaries.
Contact: Karen Bonner, President
Front Street Circle, B&L Building, 3rd Floor
Thomas, WV 26292
Mail: Canaan Valley Institute
P.O. Box 673, Davis, WV 26260
The Canaan Valley Institute fosters local decision-making in support of sustainable communities in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands. The Mid-Atlantic Highlands includes portions of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and all of West Virginia. The Institute is a not-for-profit, non-advocacy organization committed to enhancing the ability of the region's residents to improve their quality of life. CVI works to help communities build on their assets and implement locally determined solutions to problems that threaten their economic or environmental resources.
The West Virginia Cave Conservancy (WVCC) is a non-profit
dedicated to preserving the cave and karst resources of West Virginia
The WVCC was created with a four-part mission statement. First was to protect the cave and karst resources in the state through education and resource management. Second was to promote the study of caves and karst. Third was to provide maximum possible access to these resources. Finally , the WVCC would offer a full range of management resources.
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