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6,000 Acres of Blue Ridge Preserved

By Chelsey Fisher Nearly 6,000 acres of land in the Appalachian region were purchased or donated for conservation purposes in the same month Environment North Carolina released 10 reasons why the state General Assembly should restore conservation funds in the

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April 20-28 is National Park Week and includes free admissions

By Alix Johns Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., opportunities to marvel at the beauty of nature didn’t come often. Luckily, my grandparents lived Woodstock, Va., nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. On our trips to visit, we would

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A Failure To Cooperate Over Wilderness Right-of-Way Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation filed a condemnation petition in January that would allow the utility to build power lines through Box Creek Wilderness, a 5,100-acre tract of preserved forest east of Asheville, N.C.

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The Conception of Wild Ideas: Scientists Confront Conservation Challenges of Our Times

This essay by Travis Belote, Greg Aplet, and Pete McKinley ran abridged in the print version of The Appalachian Voice. 1934 was a big year for conservation in the southern Appalachians. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established in

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They’re Here: Alien Species in Appalachia

By Matt Grimley Anything that costs $120 billion every year to control can’t be good. That’s just one estimate of the costs of invasive species in the United States, courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Research Station. In Appalachia, the everyday

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Abrams Falls Trail: A Jaunt to a Jewel of the Smokies

Waterfall at Abrams Fall

By Stephen Otis The Abrams Falls Trail has historical nuances you won’t find just anywhere. Located in the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, the trail, creek and falls are named after a historic

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HIDDEN TREASURES #2 – North Carolina

Welcome to part two in our exploration of the most amazing places in the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountains — this time exploring some of our most fabulous Public Lands. Cataloochee Valley Surrounded by 6,000-foot peaks in the heart of

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