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August 9, 2021

Funding for Virginia Wildlife Corridor Crossings

As the state of Virginia continues to develop with new roads and neighborhoods, animal habitats are becoming increasingly divided, cutting through wildlife crossings. Wildlife such as deer, foxes, raccoons, and even frogs and turtles, are constantly on the move. More often than not, these animals need to cross roads to find wider areas of suitable… Read more


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


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


April 22, 2021

What Are Wild Virginia Member Benefits?

When you become a member of Wild Virginia your voice is amplified and you make a difference for wild places. Wild Virginia members also enjoy a plethora of different benefits!! Just show your Wild Virginia Member Card. Join/Renew Your Membership Here We will continue to add benefits as we build partnerships with area businesses.  If… 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


February 27, 2021

Wild Virginia’s MUST READ Environmental Books of 2021!

Trying to find some good reads until the snowy weather is gone for good? Here are some of  Wild Virginia’s must read books!  World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil In this beautiful collection of essays, Aimee talks of her childhood and the lessons she’s learned from… Read more


February 25, 2021

Success in the Senate and House – Protecting Virginia Waters from Pipelines

This week we made major advancements toward improving state law in protecting Virginia waters against huge gas pipelines. Two important bills have been approved by both the State Senate and the House of Delegates and will now be sent to the Governor for his signature. These bills are in line with our efforts to limit… Read more


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

Biden’s Environmental Reform: What Can We Expect?

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 with regards to improving our environment in the U.S. and internationally. Biden’s environmental reform is likely to shift national goals… 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. Yet, recently the wildlife corridor bill made its final steps through the Virginia house, signaling a brighter future. For this episode of Wild Virginia Virtual Coffee Talk, Wild Virginia Executive Director, Misty Boos, tells us about the concept behind connectivity… Read more