Public Service Commission Considering Crippling Solar Power

By John McFerrin The West Virginia Public Service Commission is considering a proposal by First Energy (parent company of Mon Power) to reduce the amount that it pays individual producers [...]

Thoughts From Our President

By Marilyn Shoenfeld Mother Nature is very busy with the annual coloring of the leaves, which has been very evident witnessing the annual transformation from green to the scarlet, purple, [...]

Clearing the Waters: West Virginia’s Impaired Streams List

By Olivia Miller As we have all heard before, the first step in fixing a problem is acknowledging that you have one. The same is true in order for us [...]

Book Review: What an Owl Knows by Jennifer Ackerman

Review by John McFerrin This is a book about owls—where they live, what they can do, threats they face, and folklore about owls. The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is blessed [...]

Book Review: The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg

Review by Cindy Ellis In an online post, Eric Engle recommended this book. Eric is active in the Mid-Ohio Climate Action group, and he helps supply me and others with eye-catching [...]

Board Highlights

By John McFerrin This quarter's meeting of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy featured another transition while at the same time planning for the future. The transition was a new treasurer. [...]

King Coal, Don’t You Lose Any Sleep?

By Andrew Young Part one in this series provided a brief overview of the harmful impacts that a handful of strip mines and coal haul roads operated by one company, South Fork [...]

Comments Needed: Corridor H Eastern End

By Bonni McKeown, Stewards of the Potomac Highlands Have something to tell the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) about Corridor H, Wardensville to Virginia Line? As in Tucker County, [...]

Our Readers Write

My cousin Betty Mullendore passed on recently at age 99. Betty was always an ardent environmentalist in her own quiet way and a lifelong and generous benefactor to the Audubon [...]

Old Growth Forests in West Virginia

By Luanne McGovern Did you know that there are 15 forest areas in West Virginia that are designated as “old growth?” They range in size from a few acres in [...]

Forest Carbon Capture – What is Going On?

By Luanne McGovern I recently attended the Forest Carbon Management in Central Appalachia Conference at West Virginia University (WVU). It was an eye-opening and thought-provoking two days of presentations, panel [...]

Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards Update

By Dave Johnston Following is an update and review of the success of the Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards, as well as a look ahead at exciting new projects we are [...]

2023 Fall Review Recap: Water Is at the Heart of It All

There is no greater connector—or reminder that we humans are inextricably linked to nature—than water. Clean water gives us life, good health, and nourishment. Although it is treated as one, [...]