September 7, 2016

Wild Virginia Supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Opposing Dakota Pipeline

Wild Virginia sent the following letter to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today:   Re:       Letter of Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe   Dear Mr. Sitting Bear: Wild Virginia supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and joins the tribe in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.  We join you and many thousands of others who are… Read more

July 26, 2016

Wood Turtles Need Our Help

The Wood Turtle inhabits only the northernmost region of Virginia, from the counties of Arlington and Fairfax west through Frederick County and Shenandoah County.  A protected species, given a Virginia Wildlife Action Plan rating of Tier 1 – Critical Conservation Need – Glyptemys insculpta faces many threats. Due to continual urbanization and intense habitat destruction,… Read more

May 31, 2016

Outdoor First Aid Training!

On July 9th and 10th, learn first aid for outdoor excursions alongside Wild Virginia’s President, Ernie Reed, in a two-day Outdoor First Aid learning program, taught by  Matt Rosefsky. With 10% of the course proceeds going to Wild Virginia, this is a great event to not only support us, but to learn how to take… Read more

May 23, 2016

What is The True Economic Costs of the Mountain Valley Pipeline?

A study released on May 18 examines effects on areas close to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) right-of-way during and after construction. Some of the external costs described would be: lost property value along the right-of-way: $779,400 to $2.4 million reduced tax revenues a decrease in economic development ecosystem damage and loss: $119.1 – $130.8… Read more

April 21, 2016

Wild Ways: Building Natural Highways for Animals

Large mammals have roamed the Earth for millions of years. From the lions and elephants of the Serengeti, to the bison and grizzly bears of North America, these animals are essential to their surrounding ecosystems. Many are indicator species that signal the health of their ecosystem simply through their presence. These large organisms often control… Read more

April 8, 2016

Protection for Two Appalachian Crayfishes under the Endangered Species Act

On April 6th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protected two species of crayfish in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia under the Endangered Species Act. This listing comes in response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity. The Big Sandy crayfish and the Guyandotte River crayfish have lost more than half of their… Read more

March 29, 2016

Wild and Scenic Film Festival – Harrisonburg is Tomorrow!

With the Harrisonburg show a day away, we are quickly approaching the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Virginia. With 3 shows hosted by Wild Virginia, we hope to utilize the different selections of films to convey a story about our planet, our beautiful and precious wild lands, and the people of the communities who… Read more

February 26, 2016

New interactive map shows risks of the ACP on soils, water and sensitive species

In an effort to demonstrate the profound impacts of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (DPMC) has published an online interactive mapping system detailing the environmental risks and sensitivities associated with the proposed route.  As the User Guide points out, this program hopes to “organize and provide access to environmental information and… Read more

February 19, 2016

GWNF 6 proposed on steep, highly erodible, unsuitable terrain

Dominion has proposed to adopt an alternative route (GWNF 6) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) in order to avoid the threatened species in the Cheat and Shenandoah Mountain ranges. In order to avoid these mountains, the new, proposed route will pass through Pocahontas County, cross into Highland County and then into Bath and Augusta… Read more