The Bull Run Mountains are the easternmost mountains in Virginia. The Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve is approximately 2,350 acres that serve as a living laboratory and open-air museum that sits in the backyard of our nation’s capital. The preserve contains 10 different plant community types and a plethora of regionally uncommon and threatened plant and animal species. In addition to the biodiversity, this land holding permanently protects dozens of regionally impo
In addition to the rich ecosystem and various plant community types, the preserve has a diversely peopled history and contains many homestead sites (ranging from the 1700s through the 1930s) and associated historic cemeteries.
For potential scientific and cultural research endeavors and/or organized educational trips/programs - please contact VOF-BRMNAP staff. These types of projects/events can be provided the proper permits and arranged for time and day of the week that is arranged with staff.