The Nature Conservancy is focused on innovative solutions that match the urgency of the climate change crisis. We are protecting & restoring forests, improving working lands, helping communities build resilience & working to ensure a clean energy future. Together with supporters, we can halt the catastrophic march of climate change so that our communities can thrive & natural places that renew our spirits can endure.
The Virginia Coast Reserve is the longest expanse of coastal wilderness remaining on the east coast.
14 undeveloped barrier and marsh islands help to protect Eastern Shore communities from storm surges and sea level rise, as well as providing critical wildlife habitat. The mainland and island preserves of VCR offer visitors unique natural experiences.
The work we do at the Virginia Coast Reserve serves as a model for how conservation can help a landscape to adapt and become more resilient in the face of a changing climate.