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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


Image of a forest with a pathway running through the center representing ecological connectivity.
October 23, 2020

Ecological Connectivity & it’s Global Importance

Ecological connectivity is gaining international attention as an important way to help humans and animals make connections. Ecological corridors act as a pathway so wildlife and plants can move and adapt. This ability to move is crucial to the survival of ecosystems.   What is Ecological Connectivity? On July 7, 2020, the International Union for Conservation… Read more


Cover page from Our Common Agenda
October 12, 2020

Rebuilding Our Environment: Wild Virginia Leading Toward a Greener Future

Wild Virginia is leading the state of Virginia towards a greener future. Our dedication to wildlife and wild habitats is an instrumental piece of the fight for a healthier planet. The Virginia Conservation Networks recently published the Common Agenda, which included two articles co-authored by Wild Virginia. “Our Common Agenda” represents the policy agenda of more… Read more


August 2, 2019

Wild Virginia Aids the Common Agenda

What is the Common Agenda? Every year the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) releases a briefing book entitled Our Common Agenda. The briefing combines the policy agendas of over 100 organizations across Virginia to form one, concise compilation of conservation goals. The agenda aims to address the most pressing conversation issues with realistic statewide policies. The… Read more


October 31, 2018

Spending Time in the Path of a Proposed Pipeline

by Sierra Gladfelter As we turn onto the dirt lane leading to Spruce Creek Camp-Out up the hill, we run into a small group of folks walking down the road. My husband and I have driven out to Nelson County to join the last of three weekend campouts in October organized by activists on land… Read more


October 28, 2018

Oregon Wild’s New Report Shows Importance of Forest Conservation

Morgan Kurst, University of Virginia Forest Conservation as Climate Protection The recent report Forest Defense is Climate Defense from Oregon Wild links the practice of logging forests with greenhouse carbon emissions. According to the report,  logging old-growth forests releases a lot of carbon into the atmosphere, and planting new trees after logging still creates “carbon debt.” It… Read more


October 5, 2018

Forest Service proposes two new rules, comment period ends soon

Comment period ends October 15, 2018 On September 13, 2018, the United States Forest Service published two advanced notices of proposed rulemakings (referred to as ANPRMs). The notices aim to streamline regulations regarding the exploration and development of oil, gas, and locatable minerals in national forests and grasslands. Locatable minerals are recognized as a mineral… 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


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