The Blue Ridge Land Conservancy (formerly Western Virginia Land Trust) was formed in 1996 and works to preserve southwest Virginia's unique scenic, historic, agricultural, recreational and natural features. We work in seven counties in the Roanoke region: Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Montgomery, and Roanoke. BRLC is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit and is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. BRLC is one of just 135 land trusts nationwide (out of 1,700) to obtain accreditation.