Everything in nature is connected. Water, soil, trees, air, wildlife, people. Change one part and, like dropping a stone into a glassy pond, effects ripple outward. There is much to be gained when we work with nature rather than paddling against the tide of natural forces.
- FORESTS AND WOODLANDS. We work to ensure that Virginia’s forests continue to harbor wildlife, support recreation and forestry, and clean the air we breathe and the water we drink.
- RIVERS AND BAYS. From the Chesapeake Bay to the Clinch River, we seek to secure clean water, abundant wildlife and sustainable fisheries for the benefit of people and nature.
- OCEANS AND COASTS. We work with partners to revolutionize ocean management and to protect and sustain marine life, coastal communities and a bountiful ocean for generations to come.
- CLIMATE. Protecting and restoring healthy natural systems can enable habitats, wildlife and human communities to withstand climate change and rising seas.
Explore how we're advancing the protection and restoration of Virginia now and for future generations.
Working to ensure that Virginia’s forests continue to harbor wildlife, support recreation and forestry, and clean the air we breathe and the water we drink. Explore
Securing clean water, abundant wildlife and sustainable fisheries from the Chesapeake Bay to the Clinch River. Explore
Working with partners to revolutionize ocean management and to protect and sustain marine life, coastal communities and a bountiful ocean for generations to come. Explore
Protecting and restoring healthy systems can enable people and nature to ride out changes in our climate. Explore
Where We Work
Conserving forests and streams in the energy era. Explore
Protecting special places like the Cowpasture River and Warm Springs Mountain. Explore
Investing in nature to secure clean water for the Bay and all life that depends on it. Explore
Protecting our nation's most important river for imperiled freshwater animals. Explore
Promoting the health of the Rappahannock, Mattaponi, and Pamunkey rivers, Cat Point Creek, and Dragon Run. Explore
The Southern Rivers Program concentrates on five significant river systems: the North Landing, Northwest, Meherrin, Nottoway, and Blackwater rivers. Explore
Charting a course for sustainable fisheries and a healthy ocean. Explore
Coastal forests and rivers feed our largest freshwater estuary. Explore
The Eastern Seaboard's longest coastal wilderness is a hotbed of research and restoration. Explore
Conservation at Work
Using nature-based adaptations to confront climate change. Explore
An innovative effort to protect and restore Appalachian forests for people and nature. Explore
An historic agreement protects ocean treasures across a seafloor area the size of Virginia. Explore
We're working to preserve the quality - and quantity - of drinking water in Virginia. Explore
Our ocean is a vast place - but one that has become increasingly crowded. Mitigating conflict
Learn more about our approach to natural gas pipeline proposals in Virginia. Explore Q+A
Dive in to the largest, most successful seagrass restoration project in the world. Explore
Making large-scale freshwater conservation possible. Explore