Cathryn McCue


Kent Mason

And in West Virginia, a stretch of the Wild Cheat River is made a wildlife management area. more

Jan 7, 2015 3:48 PM Mountain Report

It will be the most extensive survey of the 2,180-mile trail in its 90-year history. more

Oct 15, 2014 2:29 PM Mountain Report


Joanna Pecha

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

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM Mountain Report

Grassy Ridge Property

Flight Provided by Southwings

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

May 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Report

Deep in the Cherokee National Forest in east Tennessee lie more than 9,000 acres of towering poplars and oaks, mountain streams rushing headlong into waterfalls and the tiniest of wildflowers advertising nature's grandeur. more

Jul 30, 2010 12:00 AM Tennessee

Tennessee Wilderness

Cathryn McCue

A red eft –the juvenile stage of the Eastern newt– is all but hidden on the forest floor. Cat McCue and Jeff Hunter took a walk in the proposed new Wilderness area in east Tennessee. Here's a snapshot of what they saw as well as details on the bill: more

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM Online Extras

Grazing Elk

Photo by Joseph Gareri/iStock

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 12:00 AM Mountain Report

Lake Guntersville

Patty Tucker

Recent cycles of drought and deluge have brought water to the forefront of regional environmental issues. Here’s a look at the state of H2O in Appalachia. more

May 1, 2009 12:00 AM Favorite Articles

Carvins Cove

Photo courtesy the Western Virginia Land Trust.

Sometimes the best ideas take the longest time to come to fruition. Just ask Rupert Cutler. A career environmental policy-maker and consummate negotiator, Cutler knows full well the gestation period for efforts to protect natural resources... more

May 1, 2009 12:00 AM Online Extras

Ways you can do your part in water conservation. more

May 1, 2009 12:00 AM Online Extras

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 12:00 AM Mountain Report

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