A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

AV's Intern Team

Every year, Appalachian Voices is fortunate to assemble a phenomenal team of rockstar interns from numerous Appalachian and East Coast universities. Enjoy these posts from our interns.

Versatile Vultures

These misunderstood scavengers of the sky play a vital role in our ecosystem.

Appalachian Horses Still at Risk of Slaughter Over the Border

Equine advocates are calling for the passage of bills in the U.S. House and Senate that would outlaw the transportation of horses out of the country to be slaughtered for human consumption.

EPA Removes West Virginia Site from Superfund List

The Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Superfund Site in Morgantown, W.Va., was removed from the Superfund list in August.

North Carolina Elk Given More Space to Roam

Elk reintroduced 17 years ago near Maggie Valley, N.C., now have 500 more acres of grazing land.

Hurricane Florence Devastates the Carolinas

September’s Hurricane Florence caused major flooding across the Carolinas and killed more than 40 people and millions of farm animals.

Blue Ridge Discovery Center Celebrates 10 Years

The Blue Ridge Discovery Center in Troutdale, Va., helps people of all ages explore the natural wonders of the Mt. Rogers area.

EPA Proposes Loosening Methane Emission Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal would undermine Obama-era regulations aimed at preventing methane leaks.

Land Conserved Along Little South Fork of Cumberland River in Kentucky

More than 1,000 acres of land along Kentucky’s Little South Fork of the Cumberland River were placed under state protection in August.

Hidden Treasures: Public Forests

Yellow Branch Falls

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

Hidden Treasures #6: West Virginia

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The Cranberry Glades area of Monongahela National Forest encompasses four rare mountain bogs and includes longer and shorter hiking options. The volunteer-made Spotted Salamander Trail in Kanawha State Forest is especially accommodating for visitors with physical and visual challenges.