The Trust has provided funding to assist landowners with fees associated with establishing conservation easements on properties that protect the viewshed from the park, maintain park access, and other benefits.

By supporting the Edge Fund, you can help conservation efforts taking place along the boundaries of Shenandoah National Park that directly impact the park’s wildlife and wildlands.

On the Border

Oftentimes, actions at the Park’s boundary can have serious repercussions inside the park. Your dollars support unique initiatives outside the park that help conserve and protect native species inside the Park.

Past Conservation Projects

Tanners Ridge

“The Trust supports many worthy programs for the Park including contiguous land acquisition,” Yates said. “We are excited that this land will be conserved  and will always be a resource for the public.” …

Current Land Conservation Efforts


**Learn more in Fall 2021**

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Help us keep bears wild!

Keeping bears wild starts with keeping them away from human food sources. The most effective way to do that is through bear-proof storage lockers, or “bear boxes.” Right now, only 63% of the park’s campsites have a bear box at the site, leaving nearly 140 campsites without safe food storage. The Trust has committed to making that 100% by funding the purchase and installation of these boxes at every single campsite in Shenandoah National Park. 

A black bear peeks around a tree.   

Each box comes with a $2,000 price tag, and the Trust has set a goal of raising $280,000 to purchase and install the remaining 138 boxes, ensuring that visitors stay safe, and bears stay wild.