A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Locke Curtis

Locke served as our Communications and Outreach Assistant during summer 2018

Giant Hogweed Sprouting up in Appalachia

New patches of Giant Hogweed, a toxic non-native invasive species, have been found in the eastern U.S., including Western North Carolina and parts of Virginia.

Students Uncover Slave Artifacts at Poplar Forest Plantation

Plates, smoking pipes and more that belonged to enslaved people have been unearthed at Thomas Jefferson’s Bedford County, Va., plantation.

Swain County to Receive $35.2 Million for “Road to Nowhere”

Swain County, N.C., is receiving a $35.2 million settlement for an incomplete road the federal government started in 1943.

90 Percent Reduction Proposed for Red Wolf Protected Habitat

red wolf

Citing an unsuccessful reintroduction program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a plan to dramatically decrease the habitat of the remaining 35 endangered red wolves in Eastern North Carolina.

Where Does Your Forest Stand with the Plan?

A summary of where each national forest in Central and Southern Appalachia is in the forest planning process.

As the Climate Changes, National Forests Adapt

red spruce

Climate change scientists across the country are compiling data on temperature, rainfall and wildlife in order to anticipate coming challenges for forests and respond appropriately.