Fall tree in the sunlight
White Oak Fall tree in the sunlight © George Gress

Places We Protect

Murphy Preserve

West Virginia

Murphy Preserve consists of older oak-hickory forest on a rolling topography of hills and coves.

Overview

The Murphy family donated this 276 acre tract to The Nature Conservancy in 1967 so that there would always be a place where natural processes could continue without human intrusion.  The preserve consists of two tracts of older oak-hickory forest on rolling topography of hills and coves.  The two ponds on the property have a large number of amphibians and have been the subject of several research projects.

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You can help us protect West Virginia's diverse plant and animal communities. The Nature Conservancy seeks to conserve land and water at Murphy Preserve and beyond.