Our mission

Virginia Working Landscapes (VWL) is a network of partners convened by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) to promote the conservation of native biodiversity and encourage the sustainable use of  working landscapes through research, education and outreach.

Native Grasslands Research

VWL coordinates Grassland Biodiversity Surveys on private and public lands across 10 counties in Virginia.
Photo by Jennifer Davis
Each year VWL coordinates plant, bird, and pollinator surveys on properties across northern Virginia.  These surveys are conducted by trained citizen scientists.  
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Riparian Biodiversity Research

Riparian restoration and biodiversity is an important part of overall aquatic ecosystem health.
Riparian Area
Photo by Amy Johnson
VWL's Dr. Tom Akre and his research team are studying the wood turtle's habitat requirements and monitoring the last few populations in this region.
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VWL and Citizen Science

Interested in learning more about the role of citizen science in VWL? Interested in becoming a citizen scientist?
Photo by Jen Davis

Since 2009, Virginia Working Landscapes has worked with and trained dozens of citizen scientists to help conduct our Grassland Biodiversity Surveys.   
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Resources For Landowners

Interested in learning more about land management techniques?  Looking for a natural resource professional?
Landowner Workshop
Photo by Jen Davis

We strive to connect landowners with information and organizations to help with all of their land management needs.  
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1500 Remount Rd
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
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