April 8, 2020

A Case for Water Turbidity Standards in Virginia and West Virginia

In a new report, Trout Unlimited (TU) and West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WVRC) have teamed up to put forth a set of recommendations for the creation and enforcement of effective numeric turbidity standards. Throughout recent years, Virginia and West Virginia wildlife and ecosystems have been seriously threatened by various pipeline projects, most notably, the Mountain… Read more

March 14, 2020

What Can You Do During the Coronavirus Lockdown?

By Katie Keller THE PERFECT TIME TO HIKE COVID-19 has many implications on our economy, business, work and family life. With schools closing and parents being encouraged to work remotely, it seems that everyday life will be impacted by the pandemic for the foreseeable future. The recent international travel restrictions that were announced to slow… Read more

March 8, 2020

Wild Virginia Hosts Photography Contest, Sponsored by Richmond Camera

Sponsored by Richmond Camera, our first annual photo contest is now open for entries! Spring is just around the corner, even though it hasn’t been the harshest of winters, what a great time to start capturing the beauty our Virginia landscapes and wildlife have to offer. Every person who enters not only honors their own… Read more

February 21, 2020

Our Day at the Supreme Court

by David Sligh On Monday, February 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments to decide whether the Forest Service has the legal authority to allow the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to cross the Appalachian Trail (AT) on National Forest land. In this blog, I aim to give you some insights about how we got… Read more

February 7, 2020

Wild Virginia’s Fight to Help Wildlife Move Safely

By Katie Keller A few weeks ago, Wild Virginia and partners of the Virginia Safe Wildlife Corridors Collaborative (VSWCC) met for the quarterly update. This group develops and implements projects intended to protect people and wildlife by reducing animal-vehicle conflicts and improving safe wildlife passage. They do this by working together to identify and implement innovative… Read more

January 22, 2020

What is Conservation Lobby Day…

By Riley Mitchell On January 28, 2020 the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) will host Conservation Lobby Day in Richmond, Virginia. This annual event allows myriad environmental organizations and individuals to congregate and ensure that legislation is viewed through a conservation-minded lens in the upcoming year. Although the purpose of this day is significant every year,… Read more

January 20, 2020

Wild Virginia Film Festival logo contest!

Wild Virginia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting and connecting Virginia’s wild places. This year, we are hosting our very own film festival showcasing environmental activists and exploring AMERICA’S RICHEST WATERS and wild spaces. Since we are holding our very own film festival for the first time, we thought it would be great to get the community involved… Read more

November 19, 2019

Aerial View of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Riley Mitchell On October 23rd, 2019, I drove to a breathtaking piece of land in Natural Bridge, Virginia for an unprecedented adventure (for me, at least).  The property, which included a beautiful home, a barn, farmland and an airstrip, belongs to volunteer pilot Don Jeffer, a Southwings pilot that agreed to fly David Sligh,… Read more

October 3, 2019

Bath County ACP Camping Trip

by Riley Mitchell On Saturday, August 24th, Wild Virginia hosted a camping trip in the mountains of Bath County, Virginia. While all 13 attendees enjoyed the beauty and serenity that one would expect from a weekend of camping, the trip was about much more than a weekend escape. The primary purpose of this excursion was… Read more