• Alliance Member
  • Accredited
  • Terrafirma Insured

Our mission is to conserve and protect the natural and historic land and water resources of Virginia’s capital region for the benefit of current and future generations. CRLC has helped protect over 11,000 acres in the capital region including 43 miles of stream and river frontage. Of that, CRLC holds or co-holds conservation easements on more than 2,200 acres and has fee simple ownership of approximately 480 acres. Protecting land in our region helps ensure safe drinking water, clean air, healthy communities, food security, preservation of cultural resources, and habitat for wildlife.

Land Protected



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Land trusts with public trails for guided or individual hikes, walks, biking and more.

Public Access

Land trusts that welcome visitors for activities such as walking, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, birding and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Land trusts with volunteer opportunities, such as trail maintenance, clean ups, administrative duties, giving tours and more.

Conservation Priorities
Agricultural Land

Land trusts that protect farms and ranches to ensure sustainable food and secure agricultural ways of life.


Land trusts that protect forested lands for habitat preservation, sequestering carbon, sustainable timber, conserving wilderness and more.

Wildlife Habitat

Land trusts that protect habitat for plants and animals, such as wildlife corridors, breeding grounds and habitats for endangered species.

Land Trust Alliance

The Land Trust Alliance powers our nearly 1,000 member land trusts to permanently protect and conserve the land we need and love, ensuring it will be there for today and tomorrow.