About Us

The Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust is the only homegrown organization exclusively dedicated to permanently protecting and preserving land in Cacapon and Lost River Valley. We have worked with our Valley’s landowners, for over 25 years to protect and preserve the natural resources, beauty and uniqueness of our Valley. Our work focuses on protecting only the richest ecological and economically beneficial areas to create a network of natural land hubs and corridors.

Today 53 conservation easement agreements permanently protect the conservation values of 14,000 acres in our watershed.

Because of you:

  • we are the largest local land trust in West Virginia, the seventh largest land trust in the six-state Chesapeake Bay watershed, and across the nation in terms of acres protected, are in the top 10% of land trusts;
  • over $6 million dollars of conservation investments have been put into the hands of local landowners to help maintain healthy rivers and protect our forests and farmland.
  • we are a National leader in land protection that protects neighboring parcels to form blocks of protected land; and
  • we are the first local West Virginia based land trust to be accredited by the Accreditation Commission of the Land Trust Alliance.

The Trust would not have these accomplishments without the help of our landowners and partners.