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Climate change will impact our highest mountains and could cause extinction of rare species like the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel.

Forest Impacts

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Modeled Red Spruce Distribution Response to Climatic Change in the Monongahela National Forest (Stanton)

Wildlife Impacts

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of Species of Concern (WVDNR)


WV Seen as Stronghold Against Climate Change - Rick Steelhammer, WV Gazette. Click here.

Study Identifies Central Appalachia as Stronghold for Species Displaced by Climate Change. Click here.

Rodney Bartgis, State Director for the Nature Conservancy in West Virginia, speaks out about the quest for alternative energy sources and how that will affect West Virginia. Click here for West Virginia Radio to listen to interview.