The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Allegheny Highlands Office
420 Forestry Road
Hot Springs, VA 24445
Clinch Valley Office
146 East Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Richmond Office (Chesapeake Bay, Government Relations, Virginia Pinelands Programs)
530 E. Main St, Suite 800
Richmond, VA 23219
Virginia Coast Reserve Office
One form of carbon cap-and-trade is alive and well in Virginia
Carbon capture has become a popular way of combating the influx of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The Nature Conservancy’s Clinch Valley Program in Abingdon, which oversees six forest carbon projects covering almost 145,000 acres in Virginia.
Why seagrass beds are vital to health of coastal waters
Thanks to a massive restoration project led by TNC, VIMS, and UVA's Eastern Shore laboratory, nearly 7,200 acres of underwater grass now supports marine life from crabs and fish to bay scallops and seahorses.
The Nature Conservancy Preserves Nearly 400 Square Miles of Appalachian Forest
A large land purchase made by The Nature Conservancy will protect a working forest that serves as a migration corridor for wildlife in the Appalachian Mountains. The acquisition, known as the Cumberland Forest Project and announced July 22, is among the largest land purchases TNC has made in the Eastern United States.
Virginia's "Founding Forest" was decimated. Now the longleaf pine is making a comeback.
Writer Peter Coutu explores TNC and partner efforts to restore Virginia's Founding Forest--and critical habitat for the red-cockaded woodpecker--in what he describes as a "love letter" to longleaf pine.
Nature Conservancy Brokers Huge Land Deal
“Instead of taking a 20 to 30 year view of forestry, we’re going to take a 40 to 100 year view of forestry, and the condition of that forest will improve over time.” WVTF's Sandy Hausman interviews Virginia State Director Locke Ogens for more on the historic Cumberland Forest deal.
Nature Conservancy buys more than 150,000 acres in western Virginia
The largest single investment in TNC history is expected to help protect an essential piece of the Appalachians, North America’s most critical climate migration corridor, offering a spectacular demonstration of how land conservation and restoration at this scale can safeguard wildlife, support a community’s livelihoods and secure the climate.
Nature Conservancy buys 153,000 acres across Southwest Virginia
The three-state Cumberland Forest Project is part of a partnership with investors, allowing The Nature Conservancy to manage forested mountains and 700 miles of headwater streams in ways that can conserve land yet also afford opportunities for logging and best land-use practices.
In Appalachia, a massive forest is conserved
“Since the long-term restoration of the forest is one of our highest priorities, we’re going to be interested in designating post-mining land uses that are focused on restoring native forests." Clinch Valley Program Director Brad Kreps speaking on one of the goals of the historic Cumberland Forest Project.
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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We are impacting conservation in 72 countries—protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia