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Central Appalachians

Places We Protect

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Major Central Appalachian Project Locations


Moosic Mountain
Located on a cool, windy ridge in northeastern Pennsylvania, Moosic Mountain Preserve is one of the best locations in the state for ridgetop heath barrens.


Brush Mountain
Comprised largely of mixed oak and hickory species, Blair County’s 640-acre Brush Mountain Preserve protects part of a large, intact forest area considered a high priority within the Central Appalachians.


The Cumberland Plateau
The Cumberland Plateau is the world’s longest hardwood-forested plateau and is widely considered one of the most biologically rich regions on Earth.


Warm Springs Mountain
At more than 9,000 acres, Warm Springs Mountain is one of the largest and most biologically significant forestlands in the state and is hailed as a key wildlife corridor for black bear, bobcat and other animals that call the region home.


Clinch Valley
The Conservancy’s work within the Clinch Valley in Tennessee and Virginia protects the forestland that buffers and nurses the undammed headwaters of the Tennessee River system, which protects a high concentration of imperiled species.

West Virginia

Canaan Valley/Dolly Sods
Some of the highest levels of environmental variation in eastern North America are found across the windswept plateau of Dolly Sods, in Canaan Valley and on adjoining mountains.

West Virginia

Smoke Hole/North Fork Mountain
Beneath the pine barrens and prairie-like communities that thrive atop mountain summits lies an extensive limestone cave system, which is home to endangered bats and an array of invertebrates—some of which are found nowhere else on Earth.

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