BRCA partners include watershed associations, regional advocacy organizations, land trusts, recreation groups — all kinds of organizations working on behalf of the Blue Ridge and its communities. We hope you will connect with those working near you.
Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains (FBRM) was formed in 2007 in response to the recognized threat to the mountains from development, and environmental deterioration. Friends is the only conservation in the region with the Blue Ridge Mountains as its focus. Learn More
Now one of the most effective community-based environmental groups in the country, PEC works with the citizens of our nine-county region to conserve land, create high-quality communities, strengthen rural economies, celebrate historic resources, protect air and water quality, build smart transportation networks, promote sustainable energy choices, restore wildlife habitat, and improve people’s access to nature.
Virginia Working Landscapes (VWL) is a program of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) located in Front Royal, Virginia. SCBI serves as an umbrella for the Smithsonian’s global effort to conserve species and train future generations of conservationists. Learn More
The Changing Landscapes Initiative is a Smithsonian-led program bridging the gap between scientists and communities. CLI scientists work alongside community members to evaluate the impacts of land use change on wildlife, ecosystem services and community health. Its mission is to combine research with community wisdom to help secure a vibrant and healthy future for people and wildlife. Learn More
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, through volunteer efforts, education and advocacy, acquires, maintains, and protects the trail and lands of the Appalachian Trail, other trails, and related facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Learn More
The Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle was formed in 1994 to preserve open space, farmland, and rural landscapes in the three-county region of West Virginia. LTEP’s vision is a future for the Eastern Panhandle that includes abundant farmland, greenways, open space, safe drinking water, and the integrity of natural and cultural heritage.
- Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition
- Changing Landscapes Initiative
- Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains
- Friends of the Shenandoah River
- Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle
- Land Trust of Virginia
- Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
- Piedmont Environmental Council
- Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
- The Downstream Project
- Virginia Working Landscapes