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We Protect the Land You Love.

Across Virginia’s capital region, landowners are seeing development increase at staggering rates. The Capital Region Land Conservancy is here to protect lands through voluntary conservation easements and through the acquisition of land through donation or purchase. Our projects cover farmland, forests, historic battlefields, rivers and streams, and vulnerable ecosystems. We give great care to projects from small family farms to monumental undertakings like protecting Malvern Hill Farm. 

Explore the map of our projects below to find protected lands near you.

Recent Projects


James River Center

Environmental Education will have a new home in Richmond at the future JRA River Center at Dock Street, on land protected by a CRLC conservation easement.

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There is an urgent need to protect land for flood resilience across Virginia’s Capital Region. A Richmond resident worked with CRLC to do just that.

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Dock Street Panorama with James River in the background
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Dock Street

This exciting land acquisition will create one contiguous publicly accessible riverfront space and allow for the completion of the Virginia Capital Trail.

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Deep Bottom - James river front

Deep Bottom I & II

The 350-acre conservation area on the James River will soon open for hiking, birding, and camping, and host a future environmental education center.

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Field of yellow flowers with pine trees and blue sky in background

Godsey Properties

CRLC worked with Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District to protect 124.3 acres of farmland in Henrico, and the livelihoods that depend on this land.

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Passionate about environmental stewardship, the Liesfelds set aside 3.036-acres of deciduous woods at their property along Richmond’s North Bank Trail.

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