• A Mountain View with the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy logo

    Groups Challenge Lead Ammo Ban Exemption for Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

    On July 31, 2023, three conservation groups filed a suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia challenging a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to cancel its plans to phase out lead ammunition at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge.  The Biden Administration proposed a plan to phase out lead ammunition at ten […]

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  • WV Highways to Consider Northern Route for Corridor H from Parsons to Davis

    THOMAS, W.Va.— Concerned citizens say they are encouraged by news that the West Virginia Division of Highways will consider a northern route for Corridor H from Parsons to Davis—avoiding splitting the towns of Thomas and Davis and impacting the Blackwater Canyon area. The Go North Corridor H Alliance was notified via email by the United States Department […]

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  • Mushroom Meander Scheduled for September

    Join us to identify West Virginia’s mushrooms along a short hike through Canaan Valley Resort State Park led by local fungi expert Kristen Wickert on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. The 2023 Mushroom Meander will comprise a short, intermediate hike exploring the woods and seeing what sort of fungi are nearby at Canaan Valley Resort State […]

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  • Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards Seeks Trailhead Volunteers

    The Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards are already hitting the trails this year, working to support the natural qualities and wilderness character of Dolly Sods Wilderness. After successful trainings during April, the new Crosscut Sawyer and Trail Maintenance teams have been clearing storm-damaged trees and have begun improving drainage and tread quality on the wilderness trails. […]

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    Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered West Virginia Species from Coal Hauling

    Candy darter, bats, mussels imperiled in Upper Gauley watershed FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 25, 2023 RICHWOOD, W.Va.— Conservation groups notified the U.S. Forest Service today they intended to sue over the agency’s failure to protect endangered species from the harmful effects of coal hauling in the Monongahela National Forest. Today’s notice asserts that the Forest Service violated the Endangered Species […]

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