A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Tennessee Adds Seven Sites to National Register of Historic Places

Four of the sites added by the Tennessee Historical Commission are in the Appalachian region.

“Succession School” to Help Ohio’s Elder Generation of Farmers

Young farmers can have trouble accessing land, and often the direct descendants of older farmers are becoming less interested in taking up the torch. An Ohio program aims to help older farmers with the succession process.

Red Bird Mission Adds Solar

Man wearing face mask holds circuit board

A partnership between Eastern Kentucky organizations recently brought solar panels — and substantial utility bill savings — to Red Bird Mission.

Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition Receives Federal Grants

The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition, a network of agroforestry stakeholders, received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this spring to continue to revive forest farming as a sustainable development practice.

Fire Ants Adjust to Higher Elevations

red area shows fire ants inhabiting much of the South

A recent study indicates that fire ants, an invasive species in Appalachia, are becoming acclimated to cooler conditions.

West Virginia Wants Your Help to Track Turtles and Fireflies

eastern box turtle

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking citizen scientists to report sightings of firefly and woodland box turtles to aid research efforts.

Seen a Hellbender? Tell the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Hellbender head looking at the camera

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking people to report sightings of the large aquatic salamanders to aid in conservation efforts.

Virginia Commits to Environmental Justice Council

Gov. Ralph Northam permanently established the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice in March.

Kentucky Awards $4.7 Million in Environmental Grants

In June, Kentucky announced about $4.7 million in grants to fund 78 recycling, composting and household hazardous waste projects.

West Virginia Reintroduces Northern Bobwhite Quail to State

northern bobwhite quail

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources started a five-year restoration of the game species in March.