A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Cultivating Communities Through Seed Saving

Seed saving allows gardeners and farmers to explore new varieties of the plants they grow while forming communities around the practice.


Lions and Trails and Foragers, Oh My!

Dandelions are complex, nutrient-rich plants with a distinct appearance that makes them ideal for novice foragers.


Albright Dam Removal Part of National River Cleanup Effort

The U.S. Interior Department recently announced $1 million in funding toward removing the defunct Albright Dam as part of an effort to improve water quality and restore free-flowing waterways nationwide.


The Beast of Bristol: The Landfill Haunting Residents of the Twin Cities

Terrible, persistent smells from the Bristol landfill have put a damper on quality of life for residents of the Twin Cities. Officials acknowledge the problem, but there's no clear path forward.


Researchers Discuss How Climate Change Impacts Health in Rural Mountain Communities

Researchers discussed how climate change will impact health in rural mountain communities during a recent workshop. Spoiler alert: hotter nights, more mosquito- and tick-borne disease, and effects on mental and maternal health.



A Cloud of Coal Mine Dust over a West Virginia Community Points to Regulatory Shortcomings

As residents of the Eunice community in West Virginia grapple with coal mine dust, regulations governing air pollution offer little help.


Hundreds of Miles of Streams Designated as Critical Habitat for At-risk Crawfish

To protect the threatened Big Sandy crayfish and the endangered Guyandotte River crayfish, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formally designated 446 miles of Appalachian streams and rivers as critical habitat.


Five Trails in Appalachia Designated National Recreation Trails

In June, the U.S. Department of the Interior celebrated National Trails Day by designating 10 trails as National Recreation Trails, including five in Appalachia.


Clean Up Your Local Creek With Tips From The Pros

Organizing a river or lake cleanup is a fun, effective way to improve local water quality and make a tangible difference. Three river cleanup pros share their tips!



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The Appalachian Voice shifts to online-only

We are ceasing the print publication of The Appalachian Voice for the time being due to the impact of the pandemic, but we will continue to publish new stories online. Read more.


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