Welcome to the Cacapon & Lost Rivers Land Trust, a Nationally Accredited Land Trust

Greetings from Executive Director-Jennifer Jones


Dear Friends,

This is a challenging time for all of us. Keeping our families, friends, co-workers and community safe is our priority.

For at least the next several weeks, we will rely on video conference, telephone, email and mail to keep connected and will forgo in-person meetings with landowners and our watershed partners. We will continue to work with landowners to protect the farms, forests, streams, rivers and wildlife that define our watershed and in so many ways, define us as a community.

We encourage you to follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Despite the current challenges, the staff and Board of the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust also continues to plan our 30th Anniversary community celebration, scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Buffalo Gap, in Capon Bridge. Save the date to join us in celebrating all that you love about the Cacapon and Lost Rivers watershed. On October 3, we look forward to recognizing the commitment of landowners, partners and supporters who have helped us protect more than 14,000 acres in this rare gem of a place.

During this unprecedented time, we can find solace in the beauty that surrounds us here. We hope you will take time to be outdoors in this magnificent watershed to witness the joys of spring, the newly plowed farm fields, the arrival of warblers, the fresh forest air, the night sky. Nature always has a way of bringing calm into a frenzied world.

Take care,
Jennifer

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Our Work Inspires Us!



We assist landowners and communities in the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Watershed with maintaining healthy rivers, protecting forests and farmland, and preserving rural heritage for the enjoyment and well being of present and future generations.

Trust Accomplishments



  • Largest local land trust in the state of West Virginia

  • 7th largest land trust in the entire Chesapeake Bay Watershed

  • Over $6 Million dollars of conservation easements have been put into the hands of local landowners

  • 1st West Virginia Land Trust to be accredited by LTA (Land Trust Alliance)

  • 53 Conservation Easements

  • 14,000+ acres permanently protected



Rare Native Plants Found!


Grass Pinks Calapogon Orchid
Calapogn tuberosus



Kates Mountain Clover
Trifolium virginicum

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Every donation inspires us to continue the important work to permanently protect land and conserve natural resources. With your support, this corner of West Virginia will continue to be a special place to live, work and visit. Please click on the DONATE button below and be as generous as you can. Thank you!

With your support, this corner of West Virginia will continue to be a special place to live, work, and visit.

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