Who is ABRA? West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

This is another in a series of profiles of the member groups of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance.

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (WVHC), one of West Virginia’s oldest environmental organizations, was organized in 1965 as a coalition of recreational users in the West Virginia Highlands who came together to address a host of environmental threats to the state.

“VioBlitz” Uncovers Over 100 Potential MVP Violations

Impacted landowners, concerned citizens, and trained volunteer monitors participated in a “VioBlitz” over the August 9-11 weekend.  Sponsored by the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, an ABRA member and a partner in the ABRA CSI program (Compliance Surveillance Initiative), participants traveled portions of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and documented as many permit violations as possible over a 3-day period.