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.

Primary goals:

  • 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.

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Virginia Working Landscapes
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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