The Channels Natural Area Preserve
The Channels Natural Area Preserve is a 721-acre (2.92 km2) Natural Area Preserve located in Washington and Russell counties, Virginia. It was established in April 2008 to protect a number of significant natural communities and habitats, including high-elevation forests, rock outcrops, and cliffs. Its name comes from a cluster of eroded crevices and sandstone boulders located on a portion of the land.
|The Channels Natural Area Preserve|
|Location||Washington and Russell counties, Virginia|
|Area||721 acres (2.92 km2)|
|Governing body||Virginia Department of Forestry|
The preserve is part of the Channels State Forest, managed by the Virginia Department of Forestry. The state forest and preserve are both open to the public, though an access permit is required for some activities on state forest lands.