Air Quality Permit Withdrawn for Proposed Hardy County Log Fumigation Facility

By Olivia Miller In mid-April, a proposed log fumigation facility in Hardy County made national news after Allegheny Wood Products sought an air quality permit from the West Virginia Department [...]

Thoughts from our President 

By Marilyn Shoenfeld I am honored and terrified to accept the challenge of the Presidency of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy. The organization has been in my life since the [...]

Board President Larry Thomas to Pass the Torch at West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

With both sadness and gratitude, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Board of Directors announces that Larry Thomas will resign as president.  Thomas has served as the president of the Conservancy’s [...]

Nine New Sites Added to the WV Waterfall Trail

By Maggie Susa The West Virginia Waterfall Trail has nine new stops, bringing the total to 38. Since its launch last June, the statewide trail has received over 35,000 participant check-ins, [...]

A Recap of our Bird Outing at Blackwater Falls 

By Cory Chase We had a full gaggle of birders for our first outing of the year on May 21 in Davis. On a brisk and breezy Sunday morning, we [...]

Making a Difference: New Climate Guide Available from WVHC

In April, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy’s climate change committee published its first edition of a new publication, Making a Difference: Practical Actions That Individuals Can Take To Reduce Their [...]

Welcoming a New Member to our Board: Andrew Young

At the quarterly Board of Directors meeting held in April, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy welcomed Andrew Young to the board as a director-at-large.  Young is a law student at [...]

Mountain Valley Pipeline Mayhem

The past month has been nothing short of mayhem in the rush to remove all obstacles standing in the way of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and wreak havoc on West [...]

New Planning in the Mon: Is it Time to Begin?

By John McFerrin It’s time again. The planning document that directs activities in the Monongahela National Forest is due for an update. The Monongahela National Forest, as do all National [...]

The Nature Conservancy Protects Big Cove Tract in Canaan Valley

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in West Virginia has protected 1,971 acres of important lands in Canaan Valley, Tucker County, WV. The tract, called “Big Cove,” was purchased from Western Pocahontas [...]

What a Difference a State Makes

By Lowell Markey According to an Associated Press article dated April 25, 2023, the West Virginia Public Service Commission allowed Monongahela Power and Potomac Edison to move forward with finalizing [...]

New Babcock Trail Provides Access to Abandoned Gorge Coke-Making Community

The West Virginia State Park system’s newest hiking and biking trail provides a link to the New River Gorge’s industrial past, while giving those who travel it a chance to [...]