February 24, 2021

Virginia Passes Second Bill to Protect Wildlife Corridors

The Virginia General Assembly yesterday passed critical legislation to protect wildlife corridors and help keep drivers safer. This bill, SB 1274, builds on the wildlife corridor legislation that passed last year, creating a comprehensive program to identify wildlife corridors, protect motorists from collisions with animals, and address barriers to wildlife movement. The bill passed with… Read more

February 23, 2021

What President Biden’s Administration Means for the Environment

By Jessica Wen Newly elected President Joe Biden took office a little over a month ago, and already, there have been many changes proposed in hopes of countering the policies of the Trump administration, especially regarding improving our environment in the U.S. and internationally. TOP PRIORITIES Prior to him being elected, then Democratic nominee stated… Read more

February 19, 2021

Rewards of being a Wild Virginia Board Member

Wild Virginia relies heavily on our members to further our goals, but we would be nothing without our board members. Our board is made up of a diverse and unique set of individuals who come together to protect Virginia’s wildlands.  Being a board member for Wild Virginia means so much more than the average board… Read more

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February 12, 2021

Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future Update

Water Quality and DEQ Reform in 2021! Wild Virginia, and you, have made some major strides in the newly-named Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future during 2020, and we are excited to move into the new year! We will participate in decision-making processes the state has begun and also push our own initiatives to protect Virginia’s… Read more

February 5, 2021

Apply To Be A Board Member!

Wild Virginia is looking for new board members!! Interested in applying? Here’s what you need to know.  Desired Skills: We are a small and growing organization with strong grassroots support. Our board is active and engaged in making Wild Virginia stronger and more effective every day. We want board members who will provide valuable skills… Read more

February 3, 2021

Wildlife Corridor Bill Makes Final Steps through the Virginia House

There is over $500 million in damages in Virginia for wildlife vehicle collisions. That’s substantial. For this episode of Wild Virginia Virtual Coffee Talk, Wild Virginia Executive Director, Misty Boos, tells us about the concept behind connectivity and why it’s so important. Though a newer concept, legislators are hopping on board. Boos unpacks the most… Read more

January 11, 2021

Wild Virginia Lawsuits: Status Updates and Your Help

By Sarah Fromme Last week, Wild Virginia Conservation Director, David Sligh, held a virtual meeting to provide the Board of Directors and volunteers with updates on our ongoing litigation. Wild Virginia is currently a party to four lawsuits alongside groups like the Sierra Club and Southern Environmental Law Center. Among these lawsuits are three challenges:… Read more

December 22, 2020

Wild Virginia Challenges FERC’s Mountain Valley Pipeline Approval

Today, Wild Virginia and other groups brought suit in the Federal Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit to challenge the reckless actions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in regard to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). FERC has repeatedly ignored common sense and legal requirements in allowing MVP to rush forward with its… Read more

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November 17, 2020

Free Online Film Festival Highlighting Wildlife Photographers & Activists

Every year, for a decade, Wild Virginia hosted its biggest event of the year: a film festival that aimed to get individuals inspired to save the wild places in our state. This event was a ‘friend-raiser’ where we showed beautiful environmental films and guided people to the ways they can get involved in the much-needed… Read more

November 2, 2020

“The Blackalachian”: Tales of the Appalachian Trail

Tall and lean, Daniel White looks like he belongs somewhere in the depths of nature. And sure enough, that’s where you can find him most days. Daniel White, aka “The Blackalachian”, is an inspiration to hikers and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. With almost no training or athletic background, White hiked the Appalachian trail in 190 days… Read more