Since 1976, The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen has fostered understanding and respect for the wilderness of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, encourages understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
What We Do
The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen functions as a center for research and education.
To that end, we are engaged in an array of activities, including the following:
- offering educational programs through guided hikes, scientific conferences, programs for local schools, and on-site youth and adult programs.
- maintaining more than 30 miles of trails.
- conducting research in native plant germination and propagation.
- participating in gypsy moth surveys, area wildlife population studies, and bear management.
- offering vegetation surveys of building sites.
- advising Wintergreen property owners.
- managing approximately 6,000 acres of wilderness areas within the Wintergreen community.
- monitoring water quality of mountain streams.
- hosting researchers working on regional and national conservation efforts.