Visit the Bull Run Mountains Preserve

Check out VOF’s living laboratory and open-air museum in the backyard of our nation’s capital.


acres in Virginia protected.


miles of rivers and streams.


miles of hiking and biking trails.


acres conserved every hour since 1966.

Protect Your Land

Start here if you have open space that you would like to protect with help from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

Document Library

Applications, forms, guidelines, templates, newsletters, and other publications.

Board Meetings

See the dates and locations of upcoming meetings of the Board of Trustees and board committees.


Learn more about VOF grant programs that support the protection of public and private open space for parks, farms, forests, and more.



Places That Connect

Uncas Trail, City of Lexington

With perseverance and some help from partners, landowner Andrew McThenia has protected 39 acres of forested land from development and created a river access trail in East Lexington.

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Grant Spotlight

Morningside Bike Park, City of Roanoke

Exposing kids early to the fun of cycling can lead to a lifetime of healthy choices. The Roanoke Outside Foundation has been awarded a Get Outdoors Grant to build trails that can get kids started and that experienced bikers can enjoy.

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Bull Run Mountains Blog

Meet some of the people and land behind our work