Voices for Biodiversity

The Clinch River Valley Initiative

The Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI) is a collaborative effort in Southwest Virginia, focusing on the Clinch River Valley—one of the most biodiverse river systems in North America. Working at a watershed scale with many local partners, CRVI builds upon the unique cultural and ecological assets of the Clinch River Valley to create new possibilities in rural communities along the Clinch, particularly around environmental education, economic development and entrepreneurship.