November 29, 2022

Giving thanks for Wildlife: 10 Endangered Species to Support

With Thanksgiving only just behind us and Giving Tuesday today, there are many opportunities to show your gratitude—particularly in regard to the wildlife that surrounds us. If you’re considering how you can best use your resources to bolster your home ecosystem, learning about several of the endangered species in Virginia might give you some ideas… Read more


November 26, 2022

Habitat Connectivity is for Lovers

Driving down the road, the metallic odor of blood suddenly fills the van from the air conditioner. It’s a summer morning, and I’m an outdoor guide transporting 12 eager campers up a narrow mountain pass to the New River to spend the day kayaking. Turkey vultures take off in all directions as I veer around… Read more


November 10, 2022

Top Five Mountain Valley Pipeline News Stories

Things have been fairly quiet over the last few weeks regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and breaking news, which is a big change from what we saw late August and September of this year. As we remain vigilant in planning and are taking this break to bolster our efforts for 2023, here are the… Read more


October 29, 2022

Ghost Stories: Virginia’s Rare Wildlife

Virginia wildlife is a thrilling sight before they hibernate in the coming winter months. As October comes to its end, we’ve all got ghosts on the mind. Between dressing up for Halloween, seeking out scares at haunted houses, or braving one of the many new horror movies on the big screen, we are all certain… Read more


October 6, 2022

The Decline of Pollinators from Habitat Loss and Pesticides

A discouraging decline of our pollinators over the last several decades has been occurring due to factors that include habitat loss and the use of herbicides or pesticides. These very important pollinator species ensure that the pollen moves within flowers and transfers the pollen from flower to flower. In this pollination process, the pollinators keep… Read more


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October 1, 2022

Finding Your Wild on UVA Grounds

What is your routine, and how can you rewild it, as you walk through the University of Virginia (UVA) grounds? Among students, it is no secret that it is difficult to commit to an overnight camping trip or weekend getaway into nature. Despite my best efforts, I even find it hard to carve out the… Read more


September 27, 2022

MVP Sweetheart Deal Pulled from Must-pass Senate Bill

This evening, Senator Joe Manchin announced that he was asking that so-called “permitting reform” provisions be removed from the Continuing Resolution (CR), a budget bill that must be passed this week to avoid a government shutdown. The proposals Senator Manchin had offered were dangerous for the environment and disrespectful of the role members of the… Read more


TODAY, Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 10:30am in S-120 in the Capitol Building, Senators Charles E. Schumer, Bill Nelson, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Manchin and Martin Heinrich will be joined by the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to announce a new proposal to strengthen U.S. airport security, especially in non-secure "soft" target areas at airports.
September 21, 2022

Manchin’s Side Deal, A Gift to Fossil Fuel Companies

On September 21, 2022, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia released the text of a bill that would do grave harm to the people and natural resources of Virginia and West Virginia – and sided with the fossil fuels industry. A part of the bill would force completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), even… Read more


September 16, 2022

Steps Citizens Can Take to Hold the Government Accountable ❗

Here you will learn steps citizens can take to hold their government accountable. Federal and state government administrative agencies play significant roles in environmental decisions. Every time an agency makes a decision, such as developing a regulation or issuing an environmental permit, the law requires the agency to follow a particular step-by-step process. If the… Read more


September 8, 2022

Meet the Face Behind Virginia Wildlife Corridors

For this episode of the Wild Virginia Coffee Talk Podcast we are joined by Courtney Hayes who is the new face behind preserving Virginia wildlife corridors. She is the Wild Virginia Habitat Connectivity Program Director and has worked as a zoologist and data scientist for the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves and the Natural Resources… Read more