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A coal-slurry spill polluted a creek in West Virginia’s Kanawha County.

Erin Savage

Mountain Report: Coal-slurry Spill Pollutes Creek in West Virginia’s Kanawha County.

Plus: White House Salutes Youth Effort, Southern Appalachian wilderness stewards recognized for programs engaging young people in conservation initiatives and more. more »

Jul 1, 2014 Mountain Report

Out-of-control deer populations are threatening rare plant species in Virginia; parkway staff are implementing exclosures to protect plants. Photo by Joanna Pecha.

Joanna Pecha

Mountain Report: Deer Return to Cherokee Lands

The white-tail, a part of Indian life for centuries, had been hunted to near-extinction in western North Carolina. more »

Apr 1, 2014 Mountain Report

This tract, near the Appalachian Trail and several signature peaks, has been protected.

Flight Provided by Southwings

Coal Ash Monitored, Parkway Lands Protected

Also, a 601-acre, 6,000-foot-elevation tract near Roan Mountain is protected. more »

May 1, 2013 Mountain Report

Native elk disappeared in Virginia in the mid-19th century. State officials are considering repopulating southwest Virginia with Rocky Mountain elk.

Photo by Joseph Gareri/iStock

The Mountain Report: Relocating Elk, Fighting Mountaintop Removal

Hundreds of people turned out for public hearings held by the Corps of Engineers in October in Appalachia as the agency considers a major change in how it permits mountaintop removal coal mining... more »

Nov 1, 2009 Mountain Report

Mountain Report: Old News & New News

Mountaintop removal mining is still in the courts, and the hemlock woolly adelgid is moving faster than thought; elsewhere, wind farms, a new conservation easement and air pollution legislation are coming into being. more »

Mar 1, 2009 Mountain Report

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