Landowners may choose to work with a land trust when they wish to permanently protect natural and scenic landscapes from development. We work with people to choose protection strategies that meet each landowners' conservation and financial needs.

Our responsibility as a land trust obligates us to maintain vigilant watch over lands entrusted to us for perpetuity.
Please contact the Trust for Virgin Islands Lands if you would like to learn more about our organization and efforts.

Mike Walsh - Trustee

Eleanor Gibney - Trustee

Aaron Hutchins - Trustee

The Trust For Virgin Islands Lands was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2006. TVIL is a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are a member of the Land Trust Alliance, the national convener and representative of over 1,700 land trusts across America.​

Carlos Tesitor  - President

Gerald T. Groner - Vice-President

Maria Simonsson - Treasurer

Coral Megahy - Secretary

Virdin Brown - Trustee

Brigitte Berry - Trustee

David Silverman - Trustee

PROTECTED LANDS REVEALED! Click on the links below to learn more about TVIL's Protected Lands

Part 1 of 4: Watershed protection on St. John

Estate Carolina Preserve - St. John, USVI

Part 2 of 4: Continuing a St. Croix Conservation Legacy
Estate Marienhoj Preserve - St. Croix, USVI

Part 3 of 4: COMING SOON!

Part 4 of 4: COMING SOON!


The Trust for Virgin Islands Lands is guided by eight volunteer trustees, all residents of the Virgin Islands, and representing each of the V.I.'s three largest islands: St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. 


Our Trustees represent a broad range of interests and professions including artists, a lawyer, a botanist and author, former government employees, business owners, a construction project manager and a photographer.  They bring to TVIL an overarching land conservation ethic and a passion for the Virgin Islands that drives our organization forward.