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Conservation Group Acquires 235,000 Acres in Central Appalachia

The Nature Conservancy plans to conserve the Southeast Kentucky, Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia land to protect wildlife and water quality while allowing recreational usage.


Exploring Mountain Bogs

Although mountain bogs represent less than one percent of the southern Appalachian landscape, they are pockets of immense ecological and practical importance and provide a haven for many rare plants and animals.


Streamside Technology in the Clinch River Valley

By Kimber Ray Although visitors are unlikely to stumble upon Saint Paul, Va., by chance, those who do might be surprised to learn that this small, rural town hosts some of the most novel trails in the country. Located along


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


Extracting Insight

By Paige Campbell Half a million people live on the hundreds of specks in the wide-open Pacific that form the Solomon Islands. Most live simply, subsisting as small-plot farmers and fishermen. Land is owned collectively by villages and tribes. The


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