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A western honey bee (Apis mellifera) gathers pollen on onion flowers in Boise, Idaho. 6/30/2021. USDA photo by Kirsten Strough.
July 8, 2021

Conservation Photography: The Role of Responsibility, Dignity, and Power

Conservation photography is the intentional use of photography to advocate and promote conservation. This includes being mindful of the impact of photography on wildlife. A photographer must be careful not to disrupt the natural habits of animals or their habitats. Loud sounds or an unfortunate misstep could have negative impacts on species. Lori Cash is… Read more


June 9, 2021

Springs, Caves, and the Underland: the Human Impact on our Planet

Macfarlane wrestles with the narcissism of the ‘Anthropocene’, the era of human impact on climate and environment, and pulls the reader on a wild voyage underground, where time slows down and the past is not so easily disentangled from the present.


May 25, 2021

Roanoke Logperch: How MVP will Affect It

by Brooke Cormons, Mountaintop Montessori School, Charlottesville The Roanoke Logperch is an endangered fish that occurs in only five river systems throughout Virginia and North Carolina. It is very sensitive to pollution and sediment in the clear streams where it lives, which means that unnecessary projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline cause major harm to… Read more


May 18, 2021

News Update on the Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future

Join Katie Keller, Wild Virginia’s Publicity and Outreach Director, and David Sligh, Conservation Director, in their chat about the Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future. In this podcast, they discuss the motivation behind the campaign, the changes it promotes for Virginia water, and the ways you can get involved.  Wild Virginia · Clean Water in Our… Read more


VIRGINIA butterflies
May 6, 2021

Nature’s Best Hope: Contributing to Functional Ecosystems

By Jessica Wen Last spring, Wild Virginia featured Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy for our book club, and we learned a lot about what actions we as individuals can take to improve and support functional ecosystems. As the warm weather arrives at full force, we anticipate many of you will be dusting off your… Read more


April 21, 2021

Hard Road of Hope: From Coal to Gas in WV

Eleanor is a creative radical, journalist and filmmaker who wanted to be a journalist that people can trust, and who would head to the source of the news instead of hearing about these environmental issues through third parties. That is where “Hard Road of Hope” was born, in the hills and hollers of a broken… Read more


April 9, 2021

Join Wild Virginia’s Fight Against MVP!

Interested in helping stop the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)? Join Wild Virginia’s fight against MVP, and help in submitting comments before 5 p.m. on April 15th. What Is MVP Doing? MVP wants permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to drill under more than 180 waterbodies. YOU can join Wild Virginia in… Read more


April 2, 2021

DEQ Wants More Time to Review MVP Water Crossings

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) sent a letter to the Norfolk District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) requesting an extension of the period in which the state must act on a water quality certification request for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Thus, DEQ is requesting more time to review MVP water… Read more


March 16, 2021

Help Stop The Mountain Valley Pipeline – Deadline March 22

Mountain Valley Pipeline’s new proposal to bore under our streams must be rejected. Learn how to make your voice heard below. The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) was blocked in its attempts to dig/blast through hundreds of streams and wetlands through our lawsuits. Now, the company is trying to evade protections with a new scheme. They want… Read more


March 10, 2021

Virginia Pollution: A Beautiful Landmark Battles Pollution

By Jessica Wen The James River is a prominent landmark in the state of Virginia. It serves drinking water to 2.7 million state residents, provides recreational and economic opportunities, and is home to countless species that make Virginia unique. However, this Virginia landmark often harbors trash and other pollutants. With an arduous history of pollution… Read more