Event: Shale Barrens of the Cowpasture River Valley Field Trip


Led by John F. Townsend, Staff Botanist at the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage

Explore these rare habitats and their unique wildflowers at the Ft. Lewis shale barrens in Bath County. Shale barrens are unique environments that are endemic to the Allegheny Mountains and harbor some of the state’s rarest plants. Our leader, John Townsend, is an expert guide who will examine the shale barrens on the east ridges of the river. For more information:

$10.00 per person Limit of 20 people

Registration by email for each field trip will open up 30 days prior to the trip date.

Payments may either be mailed in prior to the event (CRPA, PO Box 215, Millboro, VA 24460) or collected on the day of the field trip. Questions or requests? Contact: