The Nature Conservancy’s preserves are set aside to protect natural plant and animal communities. We invite you to experience and enjoy preserves where we provide public access, but remember that every visitor has an impact. Please follow the guidelines on this page to protect yourself and nature.
Preserves are open to the public during daylight hours. Passive recreation such as walking, bird watching, and photography is welcomed. To protect the health of our preserves for generations to come and to ensure the safety of all visitors, the following activities are not allowed:
To minimize your impact, we ask that you please also observe the following:
For your own comfort and enjoyment, come prepared. Wear comfortable shoes for hiking, pack rain gear, and wear long pants with socks over them to protect yourself from ticks and poison ivy. Always remember to bring water, as dehydration is a serious year-round threat.
If you observe any illegal activity on a preserve such as ATV use, do not confront the offenders yourself. However, do feel free to call local law enforcement.
Enjoy your visit and please report any problems you encounter at a preserve to the Virginia Chapter at 434-295-6106.January 20, 2012