Experience Virginia's great places for yourself!
For more than 50 years, The Nature Conservancy has worked in partnership with many dedicated conservationists, from visionary individuals to local, state and federal agencies to protect more than 346,000 acres in Virginia. As a result, more than a third of all the land the Conservancy has helped protect in Virginia now lies within the boundaries of public lands.
So in addition to inviting public visitation at Conservancy preserves, we have had a hand in creating more than 120,000 acres of public land across the state.
Use the resources on this page and review our visitation guidelines to help plan your exploration. Click on the image above to view an interactive map of Conservancy preserves along with selected partner sites that are available for public visitation and recreation.
Places We Protect
Allegheny Highlands: Protecting special places like the Cowpasture River and Warm Springs MountainClinch Valley: Protecting our nation's most important river for imperiled freshwater animals
Virginia Coast Reserve: Protecting and restoring the longest expanse of coastal wilderness remaining on the east coast
Virginia Pinelands: Restoring Virginia's founding forest and habitat for the state's rarest bird, the red-cockaded woodpecker
Preserves You Can Visit
Bottom Creek Gorge
New Point Comfort
Vandell Preserve at Cumberland Marsh
Virginia Coast Reserve Barrier Islands
Warm Springs Mountain
Partner Sites You Can Visit
Other Places We Protect
While not open to the public, these preserves play a role in our conservation efforts
Fernbrook Natural Area
North Landing River
Potts Creek Shale Barren
Walnut Hill Preserve
Wildcat Mountain Natural Area