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The Nature Conservancy and the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative have released the first comprehensive picture of what future energy development could look like in the Appalachians.
The Landscape Environmental Energy Planning (LEEP) tool can help reduce ecological impacts from shale gas development in the Appalachians.
Appalachian voters value the benefits the region’s forests provide and strongly favor protection efforts in the face of expanding natural gas development, according to a Conservancy poll. See the results.
The Conservancy is collaborating across the Appalachians to stem the spread of hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). Key areas to protect are Kentucky’s Bad Branch Preserve and Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Plateau.
With the purchase of a conservation easement, the Conservancy has protected a critical “land bridge” between two swaths of some of the wildest land in the Monongahela National Forest. Learn more about the Gandy Ranch project.
The Conservancy is restoring the high elevations lands of the Appalachians through land conservation and on-the-ground efforts. In 2013, more than 63,700 red spruce seedlings and 9,000 native plants were planted with the help of partners and volunteers. Thanks to supporters, this effort will be intensified in 2014.
Central Appalachian Mountains could protect nature in the face of climate change. Learn more about climate-resilient landscapes in the Appalachians.
This innovative effort seeks to protect and restore Appalachian forests for people and nature.
If not well planned, wind energy development could affect the quality of forests and freshwater resources in the Central Appalachians. What will this mean for people and nature?
The Central Appalachians boast one of the most biologically rich temperate broadleaf deciduous forests in the world. In fact, it’s second only to that of China’s. See How This Connection is Driving Our Work
The Conservancy is protecting nature in the face of energy development in West Virginia. Learn how
Conserving cave and karst habitats protects ground water resources and species diversity. Go underground
The Conservancy is working with partners to restore the natural role of fire to the Appalachian forests. Discover why this is important at Virginia’s Warm Springs Mountain Preserve—and beyond.