• Protecting the forests, farms, rural heritage and water quality of the Cacapon and Lost River watershed


    Photo by Tom Cogill

    We preserve and protect farms, forests, and natural habitats along the Cacapon and Lost Rivers for the well-being of present and future generations.

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  • Fall 2021 Newsletter

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  • We’re Hiring!

    The Trust seeks a dynamic Deputy Director (DD) to work in close partnership with our Executive Director. Although the Deputy Director will “wear many hats,” the DD is primarily responsible for fundraising, communications, and community engagement to ensure the Trust remains financially strong, well-connected, and rooted in community. The Trust is a tiny organization delivering outsized results, and we’re looking for teammate who equally dedicated to high quality work done with integrity in a casual, respectful environment.

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  • At 125 miles long, the Cacapon River is the third largest tributary to the Potomac, and the most biologically diverse.


    The Cacapon Watershed within the
    Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    14,000 acres and counting … we’re the largest local land trust in West Virginia.

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  • Landowners: Funding is available for land management & enhancement!

    The Trust partners with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) & Trout Unlimited to enhance streams and soils in the Cacapon watershed. Owners of farmland or non-industrial forest are eligible for financial assistance for land management and enhancement projects through the EQIP program.

    Contact NRCS District Conservationist Christi Hicks at 304-276-5636 or by email, Christi.Hicks@usda.gov.

    Photo by Tom Cogill

    For more than 30 years, dozens of landowners have trusted us to preserve their land.

  • Cacapon and Lost Rivers watershed is home to 45 rare and endangered species.

    Photo from National Park Service

    Brook trout, Appalachia’s only native trout, thrive in some of the Cacapon River watershed’s smaller streams.

    Brook Trout
    Photo from National Park Service