Situated at 3,200 feet above sea level, Canaan Valley is the highest valley of its size east of the Rockies. There is a rich and unusual diversity in this wetland valley, where high altitude and a cold, humid climate produce… Read More
In October 2010, the Fund’s Conservation Leadership Network brought together local business leaders, elected officials and public land managers for a three-day workshop to discuss changes that are coming to West Virginia’s New River Gorge region. As the new host… Read More
The New River connects communities in 21 rural counties across three states (North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) in southern Appalachia. We are integrating watershed protection with economic revitalization to preserve this American Heritage River—renowned for its wildlife and recreation opportunities…. Read More
Jefferson County, West Virginia, confronts haphazard growth that disrupts normal ecosystem functions and community vitality. The continued protection of the county’s diverse natural and rural landscapes, and economic vitality, rely on the conservation of its unique ecological and cultural geography. By… Read More
Freshwater Institute staff assisted with the “Watershed Education Initiative,” an environmental education program offered by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) to four elementary schools in Jefferson and Berkeley counties, West Virginia. The lessons included classroom and hand-on training about… Read More
As Director of the Fund’s Land Conservation Loan Program, Reggie Hall works with land trusts, nonprofits, community partners and government leaders nationwide to save special places outdoors. When not saving land, Reggie is experiencing it—often on a bike, in running shoes, or otherwise suited up for adventure. He has a JD from Vermont Law School and a BA from Williams College.