Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT) is a nonprofit land trust that strengthens and forever conserves the land, water, and scenic character of Northern Virginia. Since our founding in 1994, we have protected more than 7,000 acres in urban and rural places in our service area of more than 2.9 million residents. Today Northern Virginia's lands are threatened by extreme development pressures and climate change, making conservation work crucial to sustaining livable and healthy communities. Land conservation provides natural places for children to play, scenic views, and green spaces that help improve mental health and well-being. From working farms and forests, to urban lands, parks and nature preserves, we are your local land trust Saving Nearby Nature now and for future generations.
We provide clean air and water, promote healthy communities, and protect quality of life by preserving natural and working lands that sustain urban and rural communities in Northern Virginia.
The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust will add to and sustain abundant, thriving natural places in our Virginia communities.
The Trust conserves land that has natural, historical, and cultural value to our communities.