Opposition to the Dangerous, Unnecessary Mountain Valley Pipeline Continues

By Maury Johnson In 2014, I was notified that a large conglomerate of so-called ‘natural gas’ corporations wanted to run a 42-inch interstate pipeline across my ancestral organic farm in [...]

Thought From Our President

By Marilyn Shoenfeld It is the end of February as I write this. Our beautiful winter turned into an early mud season this month. There has been a lot of [...]

March Legislative Update – The End Is in Sight

By Luanne McGovern The West Virginia Legislative Session will be drawing to a close on March 9 after consideration of over 2,500 bills. There are many important bills still in [...]

Net Metering Controversy Settled

By John McFerrin The parties to the net metering controversy before the West Virginia Public Service Commission have reached a compromise settlement. While the Public Service Commission still has to [...]

What is the State of our Highlands?

Your Fall Review Committee has started working on the upcoming Fall Review, scheduled for October 18-20 at Cacapon State Park. Save the dates and plan to attend. When thinking about a [...]

A Tribute to Bill Limpert: Virginia Tree Protector and Pipeline Fighter

By Mike Tidwell The first time I met Bill Limpert he was 71 years old and standing outside the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond. He was holding a photograph of [...]

Corridor H: Not the Same Old Song

By Hugh Rogers The words may be the same, but some old songs are changing. Consider the country hit, “I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know (About Her).” On records [...]

An Opportunity to Meet the Moment

By Marilynn Cuonzo It was 1891 when President Benjamin Harrison created the "Forest Reserves" in response to public concern that unrestrained logging across the country had created severe deforestation that [...]

R-ROPA Is Just Lipstick On A Pig… Plus Corridor H’s Trail Troubles

By Matt Marcus In March 1997, the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) and the engineering firm Michael Baker International came out with a “final design” for the Elkins to [...]

Farewell to a Force of Nature: Angie Rosser’s Next Adventure

By Cindy Ellis The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy would like to extend a very fond and sincere farewell to a long-time partner and ally, Angie Rosser. Leaving as the Executive [...]

The Sticky World of Sticktights

By Patricia Gundrum Walking through woods and fields the past few months, one may encounter several types of persistent stick tights. Sticktights refer to plant seeds that come in many [...]

Carbon Capture and Storage: A Solution for Climate Change?

By John McFerrin Things are moving into place for West Virginia to go headlong into what is called carbon capture and storage. Before we dive in completely, it would be [...]

Big Results, Big Plans for Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards 

By Dave Johnston For the Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards, winter is a chance to reflect on what we have accomplished and what we have learned from the previous year’s engagement. [...]