Hi! Allow me to introduce myself to this beautiful community. My name is Cheyenne Carter. Raised outside of Elkins I have been skiing, hiking, biking, boating, horseback riding, and foraging in this area since I was a little girl. When it was time to go to college I left for Southern Maine Community College for […]
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."
Thanks to everyone who attended 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 and Friends of Blackwater. You can find a recording of the webinar here: In case you’re interested, here are links to Dr. […]
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. […]
A Report from Friends of Blackwater’s Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impacts Initiative