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West Virginia: The Comeback Kid

Protecting National Forests


How we're helping to expand the Monongahela National Forest.

A broad swath of West Virginia’s iconic mountain landscape was protected earlier this year when the Conservancy helped the U.S. Forest Service add 1,100 acres to the Monongahela National Forest.

The land, bordering Roaring Plains Wilderness and Mount Porte Crayon, includes red spruce and hardwood forests and subterranean sinkholes, and is home to rare species like the Cheat Mountain salamander and Virginia big-eared bat, as well as native brook trout.

The agreement was funded through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and is just the most recent example of how the Conservancy is helping to restore West Virginia’s most beautiful landscapes by encouraging the growth of national forests, which protect more than a million acres in the Mountain State.

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Restoring High Elevation Spruce Habitat
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West Virginia Is A Prairie State, Too

 

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