Save the date! You won’t want to miss Who Speaks for the Trees? – How Forests that Store Carbon can Help Save the Planet, a free webinar presented by the West Virginia Center on Climate Change on Friday, July 29th. Over the past four decades, forests have moderated climate change by absorbing about one-quarter of […]
Scientific research confirms that climate change is already having significant impacts on the climate of the Allegheny Highlands and the Blackwater Canyon.
Severe weather events and destructive flooding are increasing. Iconic species like the brook trout and red spruce face habitat shrinkage and even extinction. Unless climate change is reined in, the cool, high-mountain ecology and economy of the Highlands are "on the chopping block."
Friends of Blackwater staffers Sean Coffers, Emmie Cornell, and Logan Thorne recently spent a couple of days in Washington, D.C. working on water and environmental issues on both a state wide and national level. It was a productive time. Tuesday was spent with our friends at the Water Protection Network at their annual membership meeting. […]
WVU’s interdisciplinary climate change class visited Blackwater Canyon on October 19th. Led by professor Andrea Soccorsi, these students are learning how to tackle the consequences of a changing climate in realistic and practical ways- including learning about the ecological fragility of the Allegheny Highlands. This area is known as “a little bit of Canada”- many […]
A Report from Friends of Blackwater’s Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impacts Initiative