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Blue Ridge Forever is a collective campaign led by 10 land conservation organizations to engage the public and raise financial resources to safeguard land and water in the Southern Blue Ridge for present and future generations.
- Implementing a collective vision to achieve protection on a region-wide landscape scale that respects natural ecosystems.
- Gaining from each other's knowledge and experience – keeping the local connections of smaller land trusts, yet gaining national attention to our collective efforts.
- Pooling our resources to protect shared priority areas, particularly watersheds, river corridors, farms and lands adjacent to already preserved areas.
What is a Land Trust?
A land conservancy, or land trust, is a non-profit, tax- exempt organization that preserves significant lands primarily by lasting conservation agreements with landowners or acquisition through purchase or gift. Land trusts focus on the land and water resources of greatest importance to local communities. They are run by small, professional staffs and volunteer boards of directors drawn from the communities. Land trusts help ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Find out more about your local land trust.