Founded in 1997...

The Wildlife Foundation of Virginia (WFV) is a non-profit, 501(c)3, founded in 1997 by a concerned group of sportsmen who recognized that, in order to conserve our hunting and fishing heritage in Virginia, the growing problem of diminishing public lands must be addressed. We are concerned that without adequate opportunities for the public to enjoy outdoor recreation, the support base for conservation of these resources will disappear along with the land.

Three young men holding a large catfish.

Our goal is to work with landowners, other non-profit organizations, and state agencies to identify geographic areas throughout Virginia with inadequate public access; identify lands in these areas suitable for supporting outdoor recreation; raise funds to acquire these lands; and finally, provide for the management of these properties for public use. For information on our most recent land acquisition initiatives, please visit our Projects page.

WFV also knows that the future of hunting and fishing in Virginia is dependent upon the participation and support of future generations. Our youth events are a way to engage up-and-coming sportsmen, and teach them about their responsibility to conserve wildlife.

We'd like to talk with you about your land. If you're interested in selling, donating, or conserving your property, we can help you identify options, and work with you on implementing strategies which may result in significant tax incentives.

We'd like to talk with you about public access needs in your neck of the woods. We want our projects to benefit those who value Virginia's wildlife. If you can help steer us in the right direction, we'd be grateful to hear from you.

Please contact us to learn how you can help conserve Virginia's hunting and angling heritage.