Nature Conservancy buys 153,000 acres across Southwest Virginia - 07-16


More than 153,000 acres of land across Southwest Virginia are now part of The Nature Conservancy’s Cumberland Forest Project, the group announced Monday. “This new project is just tremendously exciting,” said Brad Kreps, 44, the Clinch Valley program director for The Nature Conservancy in Abingdon, Virginia. “It’s a large property. And, for us, it’s a big scale-up for our conservation work in Southwest Virginia.”