Your local land trust.

The Capital Region Land Conservancy is Central Virginia’s only land trust dedicated solely to serving the City of Richmond and Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan, New Kent, and Charles City counties. Our mission is to conserve and protect the natural and historic land and water resources of Virginia’s Capital Region for the benefit of current and future generations.


We live in an extraordinary place, unparalleled for its history and remarkably diverse natural resources, where the rolling hills of Virginia’s Piedmont give way to the Coastal Plain. Here in the watersheds of the James and York Rivers, where Native American tribes had already thrived for thousands of years, our nation took hold. While mapping Virginia in 1612, Captain John Smith declared “heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a more perfect place for man’s habitation.” 400 years later, one million people call the Capital Region home.


Today, prosperity brings new challenges. The counties surrounding the City of Richmond have been developing land at a rapid rate and this growth is often fragmented. Tree cover is in decline. Water quality is imperiled by new and diffuse sources of pollution not traditionally regulated under the Clean Water Act. Our forests, wetlands, farms, and wildlife are our greatest resources and provide us with quality of life and economic benefits that we don’t always appreciate until it’s too late. At the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC), we believe that our future depends upon taking care of what makes the heart of Virginia so special. By balancing growth in our communities with conservation of our natural environment, we can ensure that the places we love will be enjoyed by the generations that follow in our footsteps.


In its first eight years, CRLC facilitated the conservation of over 6,000 acres of land, including over 34 miles of stream and river frontage. Protecting land in our region helps ensure safe drinking water, locally grown food, preservation of our historic resources and habitat for wildlife.

Thank you to all who joined us for the Oyster Roast at Tuckahoe Plantation on Earth Day!

We enjoyed some beautiful weather, ate delicious Chesapeake Bay oysters, learned to fly fish, and celebrated the CRLC's great work.


Thank you to the Tuckahoe Plantation for hosting the event, and to our sponsors BlueLine Conservation Incentives and Grey Littlewood of Lee Stephens Law, who led the fly fishing clinic. But most of all, thank you to all who joined us in support of the CRLC and local land conservation! We can't wait to do it again!


Visit CRLC at the Earth Day Festival on April 26th!

11am-5pm at the 17th St. Farmers Market in Shockoe
The Earth Day Richmond Festival is Richmond’s premier educational Earth Day celebration, bringing artists, musicians, local businesses, civic organizations and community activists to Shockoe for a day of Earth-friendly fun, education and celebration. The festival features a variety of attractions including a city-wide can recycling drive, upcycled art & DIY exhibits, energy-efficient home & vehicle demonstrations, agricultural demonstrations, hands-on recycling and upcycling activities and education, and a Guinness World record attempt.

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 17306
Richmond, VA 23226

Phone: 804 745 3110


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