Support the NRLT’s efforts to preserve local rural land that contributes so much to our quality of life here in the New River region. It's the best way to protect clean air and water, ensure local and sustainably grown food, provide habitat for wildlife, address climate resiliency, and preserve the natural beauty of our area.
The NRLT recently completed an extensive upgrade of our Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We use this technology to identify properties with high conservation values, such as wetlands, forests, wildlife habitat or scenic character. The system also includes resilient landscape data that will increase the NRLT’s focus on conserving land most likely to protect natural resources under the conditions of climate change.
Now that we’ve identified the most important areas for conservation in our region, your donation will help us with outreach to local officials and landowners in order to conserve critically important properties in our area.
Conservation of these important properties leads to tangible benefits, such as helping the threatened bog turtle (pictured below). The turtle is federally listed as threatened due to loss of habitat, pollution and other issues. The Land Trust is purchasing a property that will help this turtle and two other endangered species, and the land will eventually be turned over to the state for a Natural Area Preserve.
Your support on Give Big NRV Day benefits our community, our region and future generations. Thank you for your support!
Photo Credit: Mike Pinder