The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
652 Peter Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Contact our community based conservation programs
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
Eelgrass restoration spurs studies on new habitats, 'blue carbon'
Virginia's eelgrass restoration efforts, the largest and most successful in the world, are opening up new areas of study of the effects of all those millions of seeds that have been sown over the years:
Fish and shellfish thriving in new habitat; the return of bird species that left the region 80 years ago to feast on submerged grasses; thousands of acres of grass beds protecting marshes and shorelines from erosion; and plants absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to bury it safely in the sediment.
How fire is helping save an endangered bird in a unique Virginia forest
Wayne Covil visits Piney Grove Preserve, where 20 years of conservation efforts and partnerships are restoring longleaf pine and the red-cockaded woodpecker, Virginia's rarest bird, to the commonwealth.
Annual whimbrel watch launches on the Eastern Shore
TNC staff and volunteers flocked to Virginia’s Eastern Shore in late May for the whimbrel watch, an annual campaign to count every whimbrel that flies over during its northern migration.
Whimbrel Watch: Annual bird count makes for good 'citizen science'
The open house hosted by VCR staff during the whimbrel watch is an opportunity to learn about the shorebirds and the critical role the Eastern Shore plays in their annual migration.
First Red-cockaded Woodpecker Nestlings Hatched on Big Woods WMA
Big Woods Wildlife Management Area celebrated a landmark conservation event on May 16--the banding of two red-cockaded woodpecker nestlings, the first ever to be hatched on the WMA.
Volunteers give Fairfax Co. park a spring cleaning
Girl Scout Troops from around the region did their part to help protect the Chesapeake Bay by participating in a watershed cleanup day organized by The Nature Conservancy and the Fairfax County Park Authority.
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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