OUR MISSION

Virginia Working Landscapes (VWL) is a program of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute that promotes the conservation of native biodiversity and sustainable land management through research, education and community engagement.


Grass Roots Film — Watch Below!

We’re thrilled to present “Grass Roots“—a short film from the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and the Working Land and Seascapes Initiative—that highlights the work of Virginia Working Landscapes, and how our network of scientists and landowners in Virginia are working together to ensure that the biodiversity and landscapes that sustain us continue to thrive for years to come.
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Leading with science to inform conservation action and promote sustainable land management

VWL by the Numbers

Since 2010

304

Citizen Scientists Trained

82985

Acres in VWL Survey Network

1065

Species Documented

12041

Volunteer Hours

WHERE WE WORK

Learn more about our extensive research network.

Webinar Recordings

SUPPORT VWL

VWL is supported 100% by grants and donations and our work is made possible by the generous contributions from our community.

The Smithsonian Institution is a 501(c)(3). All contributions are tax-deductible.

GET IN TOUCH

Virginia Working Landscapes
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
1500 Remount Road, MRC 5537
Front Royal, Virginia 22630

SCBIVWL@si.edu
540.635.0038