Welcome to the Cacapon & Lost Rivers Land Trust, a nationally accredited land trust.

Winter Reading: Begin your New Year with a Good Book

Chesapeake Bay Journal Book Review:  Does the land belong to the people, or the people to the land?

By Lara Lutz
“Not for sale.” These strong, simple words resonate throughout a gentle, funny and provoking book that documents the land and people of a West Virginia river valley with two names, incredible natural beauty and whole cast of characters determined to preserve it. See full review here.

Listening to the LandListening to the Land: Stories from the Cacapon and Lost River Valley (click here for more info)

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Fall in the MountainsWe assist landowners and communities in maintaining healthy rivers, protecting forests and farmland, and preserving rural heritage for the enjoyment and well being of present and future generations. With the support of people like you, we envision this corner of West Virginia will continue to be a special place for future generations to live, work, and visit.

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Trust Scholarship Awards

As we celebrate our accomplishments over the past 25  years we want to ensure we not only invest in the protection of our natural resources but  also invest in the future of those who live and might someday work in this very special place.  To do this, the Trust is pleased to offer three $700 scholarships to deserving High School seniors who live in the watershed and are interested in pursuing higher education related to natural resource conservation, agriculture or forestry.

Applications Due May 1, 2015 (click below to download)

25th Scholarship Application

Cacapon Watershed Map

Hardy Watershed Map

Hampshire Watershed Map

Morgan Watershed Map