A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Challenges Continue

Mountain Valley Pipeline construction

A slew of legal challenges and protestors has suspended construction on the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.

Hidden Treasures: Public Forests

Yellow Branch Falls

Here, we outline a multitude of gorgeous spots off the beaten path in our national forests.

Reauthorization of Mine Lands Program Advances

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would renew funding for restoring abandoned coal mine sites — but it would also limit a wide swath of environmental protections.

The Clinch Coalition Celebrates 20 Years

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The grassroots environmental group has helped to protect the natural resources within the Jefferson National Forest for 20 years.

Logging and Prescribed Burns: Healthy or Harmful?

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The use of timber harvests and prescribed burns on national forest land is hotly debated by conservationists and forest users.

Stewarding Our National Forests

National forests belong to all of us, so we all have an opportunity to shape their direction.

Hemp and Medical Cannabis Make Joint Gains

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Industrial hemp could soon be legalized nationally under the 2018 Farm Bill, and Virginia could soon have up to five medical cannabis oil dispensaries in the state.

Groups Aim to Reshape Nantahala-Pisgah Plan

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Conservationists, recreation enthusiasts, the timber industry and more have played a major part in the U.S. Forest Service’s ongoing effort to make major changes to the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Management Plan for the first time since 1994.

Environmental Votetracker — Aug/Sept 2018 issue

Chart showing how Appalachian legislators voted on recent environmental legislation.

Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Tommy Cabe

Tommy Cabe

Tommy Cabe is the Tribal forest resource specialist for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and a Tribal member from the Bird Town Community. He is also a member of the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership, a collaborative group of conservationists, cultural