The Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance (BRCA) consists of a wide range of partner organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting a highly threatened portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains stretching from Shenandoah National Park to the Potomac River. It is an alliance with a primary focus on:
- Creating a broad based public consensus that recognizes the BRCA Focus Area– due to its exceptional combination of significant ecological, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources–is a special place worthy of protection.
- Indentifying and effectively responding to threats –either as a Alliance or through ad-hoc collaborations among member and partner organizations– to environmental, historical, and scenic resources in the BRCA Focus Area.
- Advocating for public policies (state, local, or Federal) and/or conservation projects that further protect or steward the natural, historical, and scenic resources in the BRCA Focus Area.
- Creating an information network that will improve communication and collaboration among conservation organizations across the BRCA Focus Area’s six counties in Virginia and West Virginia.
Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Piedmont Environmental Council
National Wildlife Federation
Land Trust of Virginia
The Downstream Project
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition
Appalachian Trail Conservancy