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West Virginia Land Trust hits 20,000 acre milestone


Pioneering naturalist John Muir once wrote that “Wildness is a necessity ... mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

That was in 1901. Jump to 2022, and this sagely put sentiment seems truer than ever.

For the past 20 years, a private conservation group has been working to make sure that some “wildness” is preserved in the Mountain State for future generations. 

This year West Virginia Land Trust, a nonprofit group founded in 1994, has achieved a long-sought milestone: 20,000 acres of land preserved.

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