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Our Mission

The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust will add to and sustain abundant, thriving natural places in our Virginia communities.

Our Vision

The Trust conserves land that has natural, historical, and cultural value to our communities.

IDEA and Conservation

We understand the need for sustained, abundantly thriving natural places in our communities of color. Too often, our diverse communities lack the resources and direct access to green space, creating an unhealthy human-nature divide that is not as prominent in more affluent neighborhoods. We at NVCT believe conservation is vital in shrinking that divide, combining public and private conservation easements throughout Northern Virginia, preserving a connective tissue of green infrastructure, and placing access to nature at the forefront of our initiatives. 


Inclusion is not simply the result of diversity and equity. You may build equitable practices and a diverse team yet still forget to include those same groups in your organization's decisions and considerations. We at NVCT will consider and incorporate the voices of those who feel unheard in the world on conservation.


Equity and equality are not the same. While equality can be a positive step towards equity, equity goes beyond equally distributing resources by filling the deficit resources where they are most scarce to create a more fair and just society. NVCT will work for a more equitable Northern Virginia in the realm of conservation.


Diversity is about more than variety itself. Instead, it is about the displayed appreciation of the inherent differences between people from various backgrounds. We at NVCT value the lived experiences of those from different racial, generational, cultural, socioeconomic, and other valuable and unique experiences.



Access to opportunity, information, and our case, natural open space is essential to a greater and more inclusive Northern Virginia. Everyone deserves nearby trails and parks to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Furthermore, those who own land with conservation values deserve access to information that would help them protect their land forever. NVCT commits to providing accessibility to those who lack it in our Northern Virginia communities.

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