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Cathryn McCue

A teeny, colorful fish found only in a few West Virginia rivers has been added to the nation’s list of endangered species, meaning extra care must be taken to preserve its limited habitat. Read more

Country Roads

Virginia and North Carolina join initiative to cut carbon emissions. Read more

Country Roads

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Steve Orr

Efforts at preservation began in 2009, and were accomplished in multiple transactions. Read more

Country Roads

Another 110 acres of North Carolina mountains will be preserved for ecological health and public enjoyment thanks to the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. Read more

Country Roads

The historic site, where minors and lawmen clashed in 1921, has been put back on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more

Country Roads

Linn Cove Viaduct

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The Blue Ridge Parkway’s signature structure, the Linn Cove Viaduct, helps lure visitors. Read more

Mountain Report

Locke Ogens

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Locke Ogens, director of The Nature Conservancy in Virginia, on protecting that state’s highest-conservation-value lands: “This is a smart approach.” Read more

Mountain Report

Cherokee County farm gains easement. Read more

Mountain Report

But should lands be restored to accommodate the big cats? Read more

Mountain Report

Scenic sunrise, Dolly Sods, West Virginia

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Almost 1,200 acres of the unique landscape of the Dolly Sods and Canaan Valley region have been purchased by The Nature Conservancy. Read more

Mountain Report

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Kent Mason

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

Mountain Report

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

Mountain Report

Deer

Joanna Pecha

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

Mountain Report

Grassy Ridge Property

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

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. Read more

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: Read more

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Grazing Elk

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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... Read more

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. Read more

Favorite Articles

Ways you can do your part in water conservation. Read more

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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... Read more

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