The Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust works throughout the Lost/Cacapon River watershed to assist landowners and communities in maintaining healthy rivers, protecting forests and farmland, and in preserving rural heritage for the enjoyment and well being of present and future generations.
With your help the Trust has protected 44 parcels representing 11,769 acres.
The Trust is:
- the largest local land trust in West Virginia, the seventh largest land trust in the six-state Chesapeake Bay watershed, and is in the top 10% of land trusts across the Nation in terms of acres protected;
- the first entity in West Virginia to close a Farmland Protection Program easement, to use State Wildlife Grant Program funds to purchase a conservation easement, and the first entity to bring all state and federal agencies concerned with land protection together to discuss a concerted land protection effort in West Virginia;
- a National leader in land protection that protects neighboring parcels to form blocks of protected land; and
- the first land trust in West Virginia to design and successfully implement a scientifically-based land protection prioritization program (Healing Waters) which identifies the most ecologically rich and economically beneficial areas of our Valley for protection.
The Trust would not have these accomplishments without the help of our landowner partners, Potomac Conservancy, National Park Service, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, West Virginia Stream Partners Program, Carlson Family Foundation, MARPAT Foundation, University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center, Norcross Wildlife Foundation, blue moon fund, federal and state partners, and our individual donors — to all of you, we are truly grateful!
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