The Alliance for Appalachia Takes on Washington, D.C.

By Andrew Young On June 11-14, The Alliance for Appalachia united in Washington, D.C., to demand environmental justice for Appalachia. Appalachians aged eight through 78 walked the halls of Capitol [...]

Thoughts From Our President: July 2024

By Marilyn Shoenfeld The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy has had a busy month—writing and submitting comments on issues of environmental significance, working with our partners, planning the Mountain Odyssey Outings [...]

Exploring Native American Influences in Appalachian Traditions and Cuisine

By Larry Jent, Appalachian Forest National Heritage AreaThe Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area (AFNHA) is celebrating America 250 with Indigenous Appalachia events, recognizing Native peoples who have contributed to Appalachian [...]

Early Conservancy Activist and Attorney Passes

By Dave Elkinton The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy has been blessed with the talents of many activists and lawyers, but few were as critically important in the Conservancy's early days [...]

Burning Biomass for Electricity: Good Idea or Not?

By John McFerrinBurning biomass for electricity is coming to West Virginia, or at least a major proposal to burn biomass to make electricity. We don’t know where, and we don’t [...]

Trouble Above the South Fork of the Cherry River

By Olivia Miller In June, representatives from the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and partner groups went on a citizen inspection of South Fork Coal Company’s South Fork Deep Mine No. [...]

WVHC, ABRA to Co-Host Gaslight Webinar with Jonathan Mingle

On Thursday, Aug. 1, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance will co-host a webinar with Jonathan Mingle, author of Gaslight: The Atlantic Coast Pipeline and [...]

WVHC Seeks Applications for AFNHA AmeriCorps Position

Do you love the West Virginia Highlands and have a passion for environmental stewardship and conservation? The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is seeking applicants for the 2024-2025 Appalachian Forest National [...]

Southern WV Needs Clean Water: Contact Leaders Now!

From our partners at West Virginia Rivers Coalition Wyoming County residents have faced severe water quality issues in the Wolf Pen/Indian Creek area, highlighting a regional water crisis.  From Below: [...]

Making a Difference: Practical Actions That Individuals Can Take To Reduce Their Impact on Climate – Transportation and Electricity

Transportation Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gases in the United States, accounting for 31 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Here are a few suggestions for making changes: [...]

West Virginia Mountain Odyssey Upcoming Events

Bird Walk and Banding Demo + Old Hemlock Farmhouse Tour, July 14: Spend the morning with us at the Old Hemlock property in Preston County for a bird walk, farmhouse museum [...]

Mark Your Calendars for WVHC’s 2024 Fall Review!

West Virginia Highlands Conservation Efforts: Exploring the Past and Present to Build a Sustainable Future Oct. 18 - 19 at Cacapon Resort State Park The West Virginia Highlands is a [...]