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  • 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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  • Photo by Tom Cogill

  • 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 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.

     

    Photo by Tom Cogill

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

     

    Porcupine
    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