Could A National Park Be In West Virginia’s Future

The National Park Service is beginning the process of making parts of West Virginia’s Monongehela National Forest a national park, something the state does not have currently. The process starts with a survey, scheduled for next month and planned to be complete in September 2012, to determine if the area is viable for a national […]

The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia – Land Deal Protects Iconic West Virginia Scenes

FAYETTEVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA — September 14, 2010 — The National Park Service announced today that it purchased a steep and forested slope along the New River Gorge, permanently protecting a large slice of West Virginia scenery including  that selected for the ‘tails’ side of the West Virginia state quarter and seen from the overlooks at Hawks Nest State […]

New Study Highlights Challenges Facing the Appalachian National Scenic Trail • Appalachian Mountain Dreams

Washington, D.C.—According to a new assessment released today by the National Parks Conservation Association NPCA and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy ATC, one of the most beloved recreational footpaths in the United States, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, faces many challenges that put the experience of visitors and trail resources at risk. Adjacent land development on […]