A proposed project in the Monongahela National Forest (MNF) has evoked strong concerns from the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (Conservancy), the state’s most prominent conservation organization and a founding member of ABRA. The stated purpose by the MNF of the Gauley Healthy Forest Restoration Project (GHFRP),
- – E&E News – 10/4/21
Sponsor: National Forest Integrity Project
Developer: U.S.Forest Service
According to the US Forest Service, the Greenbrier Southeast project seeks to improve forest stand health and composition to improve future wildlife habitat and to provide for future commercial timber sales and economic projects.
Recent efforts in the West Virginia General Assembly to promote off-highway vehicles (ORVs) on public lands is a growing concern among conservation groups in West Virginia. In the 2021 session of the West Virginia General Assembly there were 8 bills and 2 resolutions introduced to promote the use of off-road vehicles on West Virginnia’s public lands.
- – E&E News – 6/28/21
The Candy Darter, a small fish found in mountain streams in Virginia and West Virginia, was added in 2018 to the list of endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and its critical habitat area was officially designated by FWS in April,
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 1/12/21
- – Virginia Mercury – 1/11/21
- – Natural Gas Intelligence – 12/18/20
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 12/11/20