How We Work

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has worked to create a future where people and nature thrive together

In Virginia, our innovative science-based solutions are designed to secure clean water in our rivers and bays, foster healthy forests, protect our oceans and coasts, and unleash the power of nature to help us withstand climate change.

  • FORESTS AND WOODLANDS. We work to ensure that Virginia’s forests continue to harbor wildlife, support recreation and forestry, and clean the air we breathe and the water we drink.
  • RIVERS AND BAYS. From the Chesapeake Bay to the Clinch River, we seek to secure clean water, abundant wildlife and sustainable fisheries for the benefit of people and nature.
  • OCEANS AND COASTS. We are revolutionizing ocean management to protect and sustain marine life, coastal communities and a bountiful ocean for generations to come.
  • CLIMATE. Protecting and restoring healthy natural systems can enable habitats, wildlife and human communities to withstand climate change and rising seas.

After six-plus decades of setting new conservation milestones, the Conservancy never rests on its laurels. Every day we strive to achieve more — to protect and restore more habitat, forge better public policy and engage more people like you as ambassadors for conservation.

Learn more about our conservation successes - download the 2016 Year in Review (PDF).

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