We are for a future in which the Central Appalachians’ essential forests and rivers, and premier natural diversity are protected in an enduring mountain landscape that sustains nature, people, and the rich cultural heritage of the Appalachians.
The Nature Conservancy’s Central Appalachians program has identified two priority areas crucial to protecting this landscape:
- Smart resource development
- Protected and restored habitats on public lands
Latest News & Features
Appalachian voters value the benefits the region’s forests provide and favor taking steps to ensure that shale gas development does not harm forests or water quality, according to a new Conservancy poll.
A new acquisition along Tennessee’s Obed River protects an iconic view, natural buffer and cliff-line.
Central Appalachian Mountains could protect nature in the face of climate change.
A Nature Conservancy poll found love for the forests of the Central Appalachians. Check out the Infographic!
See a slideshow of the Central Appalachians' migratory songbirds.
See a slideshow of the beautiful Central Appalachians
Photographer Kent Mason has taken thousands of remarkable photographs for the West Virginia chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Watch this video to understand the connection between preserving our forests and fresh drinking water in Pennsylvania.
Explore the Conservancy's oldest preserve in West Virginia.