Mountain Valley Pipeline Safety Issues Continue

Photo Caption: PHMSA Deputy Administrator Tristan Brown (foreground) listens to Georgia Haverty, a Giles County landowner (center), during a Bent Mountain community meeting on March 13. Photo by Dan Radmacher [...]

Thoughts from the Vice President

By Luanne McGovern I just returned from a wonderful two-week trip to Ireland, the Emerald Isle. I have to say, though, that West Virginia in May is even greener than [...]

June Go North Corridor H Alliance Update

“21st century economic development is based on what we already have … don’t give away the store.” (Edward T. McMahon) The source for much of this update came from The Secrets [...]

What’s Going On in the South Fork of the Cherry River?

By Andrew Young The South Fork Deep Mine No. 2 is up for its sixth Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) permit renewal. The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is [...]

Finally, New Federal PFAS Rules Are Issued

By Luanne McGovern If you ever needed another reason to be glad that Joe Biden is President – it is the new federal rules around PFAS (Per and Polyfluoroalkyl substances). [...]

Cheat Fest: A Celebration of West Virginia Community, Camaraderie, and Conservation Efforts

By Crys Bauer Early in May, staff and board members from the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (WVHC) had the pleasure of tabling at the 30th annual Cheat River Festival. Along [...]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I attended the recent Open House regarding the Monongahela National Forest’s Draft Deer Creek Environmental Assessment intended to inform the public about this project, only to find myself [...]

WVDNR Launches Hellbender, Mudpuppy Citizen Science Survey

ANGLERS, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT OBSERVATIONS USING THE SURVEY123 APP. In an effort to learn more about the distribution of hellbenders and mudpuppies, the West Virginia [...]

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 [...]

Making Your Home Energy Efficient

In passing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the United States Congress made the largest investment in clean energy ever. This historic legislation is projected to invest almost $370 billion in [...]

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 [...]