Posts by West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

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Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy May 2, 2022
Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance Conservation Hub 
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy has been a primary sponsor of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance’s (ABRA) Conservation Hub. This resource was pivotal in stopping the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It provides high quality analysis of regional projects using Arc-GIS mapping tools. More
Issues: Pipelines
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy March 18, 2022
Now Hiring: Membership and Fulfillment Secretary
THE WEST VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS CONSERVANCY, the state’s oldest and largest environmental advocacy organization, is seeking a membership and fulfillment secretary with strong organizational skills and a passion for the environment. Work from home. More
Issues: Opportunity
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy February 25, 2022
Off-Road Vehicle Recreation on West Virginia Public Lands
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, in partnership with the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance’s (ABRA), has just released a new project page about the harmful effects of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs, aka Off-Highway Vehicles/OHVs) on our public lands. It is one of many projects on the Conservation Hub. The new project page contains detailed information on the negative effects to soil, plants, water, air, animals, etc., and also has a statewide interactive map that shows trails on public lands, sensitive habitats, slip potential on different soil types, and stream crossings. More
Issues: LegislationState parks
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy February 18, 2022
Bills of Concern Impacting Our Public Lands
This week at E-Day I gave a recap of the bills before the legislature that impact our public lands. While some of the bills seem to have good intentions, several appear to set dangerous precedents. We will keep you posted as these bills move through the legislature. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy October 15, 2021
WV Highlands Conservancy Fall Review
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is hosting their Fall Review on October 30 from 1-8 p.m. via Zoom. This fun event is full of great presenters and wonderful environmental topics across the board, with Keynote Speaker and author Katie Fallon presenting at 7 p.m. More
Issues: Climate changeEvent
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy August 20, 2021
About the Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards Program
The Dolly Sods Wilderness and adjacent public lands have seen rapid and steady increases in visitation over the last several years, and this has been accelerated during the pandemic. More visitation inevitably leads to more impact, both to the natural lands and processes, and to the experience of wilderness. More
Issues: State parks
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy June 11, 2021
Off-Highway Vehicles: A Threat to Our Public Lands
Efforts have been persistent in promoting off-highway vehicle recreation on our public lands, Federal and state, in West Virginia in the state legislature for the last two years (see story on p. 10). For obvious reasons, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy strongly opposes allowing this activity on our public lands. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy March 5, 2021
Member Spotlight/Job Announcement: West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (WVHC) is one of the founding members of the WV Environmental Council and one of our biggest supporters. WVHC, now in its 54th year, currently serves approximately 1,500 members and supporters with a strong history of promoting, encouraging, and working for the conservation and an appreciation of the natural resources of West Virginia focusing primarily on the Highlands Region. More
Issues: Opportunity
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy January 21, 2021
A New Role for the New River
The New River Gorge will have a new designation and a slightly different role thanks to Congressional action on the bill that included the Covid19 relief. It will change from being a National River, as it has been since 1978, to being a National Park and Preserve. More
Issues: State parksWater
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy December 10, 2020
Construction Stopped on Mountain Valley Pipeline (at least temporarily)
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has granted a stay of the actions of the United States Army Corps of Engineers in its approvals of stream and wetland crossings by the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  This means that construction on stream crossings has to stop until the appeal is decided. More
Issues: PipelinesWater