Protecting and Connecting your Favorite Wild Places

What We Do

We educate citizens, landowners, and other stakeholders about threats to our forests through hikes, outings and events.

We advocate for the connectivity and integrity of Virginia’s forests and waters.

We influence decision makers by mobilizing citizens like you.

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7 hours ago
Wild Virginia

Happy Weed Appreciation Day! Edible weeds that is! Learn all about edible weeds and their nutritious properties as Janet Aardema of Broadfork Farm and her kids gather edible weeds from their organic farm to make a flavorful salad. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
Wild Virginia

It feels like spring is here today! 🌞

Here is an Eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica) enjoying nectaring on a native plant, Bee Balm which the fragrant and beneficial blooms attract many pollinators.

Photo by Lori A Cash Conservation Photography, LLC
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White-tailed deer and fawn standing in field at Big Meadows in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
March 17, 2023

What to Do If You Hit an Animal With Your Vehicle

What do you do if you hit an animal with your vehicle? Despite all of our caution and care, there are times when accidents happen—and in areas of high animal activity, animal-vehicle collisions are sometimes unavoidable. But unavoidable does not have to mean tragic. After ensuring the safety of the people in your car, there… Read more