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Do You Know Where that Egg Came From?

images/voice_uploads/Circle_Eggs.gif Imagine your most recent meal sitting on a table before you. Let’s say it’s breakfast. Now pick one of the ingredients, maybe an egg, and trace its journey back to the chicken. How far did you get? I’ve done

Colossal Failures of the Government

As the shock of the tragedy in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Katrina begins to fade for some Americans, the horror remains and, for many, their emotions are beginning to turn to anger. After all, it

Life on the Edge

The forest edge is a messy place. Filled with briars, shrubs, small trees, and saplings, this transition area does not have the aesthetic appeal of a cathedral forest or an expansive mountain bald. Yet the variety of life along the

Appalachian Voices Welcomes AmeriCorps Member

If you are one of the hundreds of landowners who requested a copy of the first edition of the Appalachian Voices sustainable forestry handbook, then you undoubtedly heard from us this summer. Our Stanback intern from Duke University, Christine Jolley,

Exploring and Preserving Wild Caves

They are a netherworld beneath our feet, time capsules and windows into history and geology, vast areas of both darkness and color, home to few and fascinating to many. They are the wild caves of the Blue Ridge, and they

Mountain Roots

Seems there never was a time when, growing up in the upper Cumberland Plateau of East Tennessee, I didn’t smell the dust from coal trucks passing by our house on their way up the mountain. Now when I go back

Sudden Oak Death

images/voice_uploads/Circle_Nursery.gif It’s late afternoon on a beautiful California day near the San Francisco Bay, but the forest floor is dark – almost too dark to take pictures. Giant redwoods tower hundreds of feet overhead, their canopies partially blocked from view

Protecting a Global Hotspot of Biodiversity in Virginia

images/voice_uploads/Circle_NewRiver.gif As a boy, Neal Kilgore encountered his version of a horror story during an innocent fishing trip with a buddy. Casting their lines into the Clinch River in Wise County, Va., around 1970, the boys noticed fish floating on

Deer and the Understory

While the ever increasing populations of white-tailed deer throughout the southern Appalachians may bode well on the surface for hunters and those who make a living from the hunting industry, the long-term consequences may be pretty dire for the forest,

The Lost Lane-End into Heaven

Ward Burton is living proof that one person can change the world. Single-handedly, and mostly out of sheer determination, he has saved 2100 acres of Southside Virginia riverfront wilderness, preserving it as a wildlife habitat, and keeping it safe from

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