Home to the Conservancy’s first preserve in Virginia, the Piedmont region spans the state from north to south. Its cultural and historical sites include the University of Virginia and the homes of presidents Thomas Jefferson (Monticello), James Madison (Montpelier) and James Monroe (Ash Lawn-Highland). Rolling hills, fertile working farms, expansive river systems, and hardwood forests comprise this densely populated plateau connecting the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coastal plain.
The Conservancy has protected more than 23,000 acres and more than 100 miles of streams here in one of the nation’s fastest growing regions. But many significant natural areas here still need protection, including 22 examples of large native forests and five river systems spanning 2.6 million acres. The Conservancy works with partners on creative strategies to conserve these finest remaining lands and waters before they disappear. Will you help us advance this vital work?
Guided by conservation science, the Conservancy works with a variety of partners to protect the forests, rivers and streams, wetlands, and unique habitats of the Piedmont. Below are some of the ways we work: