Wildlife

Friends of Blackwater works to conserve critical habitat for rare species, and to fight for policies like the Endangered Species Act and Extinction Prevention Act which will keep West Virginia and the Highlands "wild and wonderful" for future generations.

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Winter Wildlife Art Contest!

Friends of Blackwater held a Winter Wildlife art contest for students up to grade 12. We had a list of animals that were to be used. The idea was to draw or paint the animals in a setting that they would be found in winter. For example, Timber Rattlesnakes spend the winter in dens under […]

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Groups Challenge Trump Administration’s Latest Assaults on the Endangered Species Act

Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm, just filed two law suits against the former Trump administration after their final attacks on the Endangered Species Act that stripped vital protections from federal lands that research indicates are necessary for endangered and threatened species conservation. The first case challenges what the Trump administration defines as “habitat,” which […]