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Latest News

Caperton investor group bringing salmon farm to Appalachia

March, 2022

The Pisgah Paradox

In North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, a collaboration between anglers and mountain bikers uses better trails to create healthier rivers. Jan, 2022

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy acquires 150 acres for Roan Mountain State Park

Fall, 2021


From mining to tourism: Buchanan scores win with wildlife habitat

Aug, 2021

New program to open up carbon market to small forest owners in WV

Oct. 2021



@ASTC_LLC Twitter List: 

Environmental Sustainability

Regional Trail Crew/s

Sustainable Tourism





Appalachian Wildlife Foundation

Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Wild South

Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards

Appalachian Headwaters


     Native Plants

     Streams & Forests


TNC Announces Innovative Collaboration for Solar Development in Central Appalachia

Longleaf Conservation Capital, Inc. (Powhatan, VA)

Student Conservtion Association

West Virginia Watershed Groups

Resource Institute 

Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (Carbon Credit Opportunity)

 is a coalition of groups, including citizens, the coal industry, and government dedicated to restoring forests on coal mined lands in the Eastern United States.

Are you interested in attending an ARRI tree planting event this spring? Events will be taking place across western Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, southwestern Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

View the 2021 Legacy Site Tree Planting Schedule here.

Loka Ashwood

"I am a sociologist who studies the relationships between people and their environmental surroundings, with the politics of justice weaving a common thread across my work. I often work with communities to counter pollution and inequality."

Appalachian Headwaters

Eastern KY

PRIDE Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment

Green Forest Works (Tree Planting)

KY Association for Environmental Education

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Western NC

North Carolina Wildlife Federation

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Foothills Conservancy North Carolinia


Northeastern TN

First Tennessee Development District

Parnters of the Cherokee National Forest

Discover Life in America (Smoky Mountains)

GSM Outfitters LLC (Mountain Appreciation Society)

Appalachian RC&D Council  (Wildfire Mitigation)

Environmental Conservation

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Chris Miller
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Knoxville Field Office
710 Locust Street, 2nd floor
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
(865) 545-4103 ext.162

Outdoorsman Inc. (East of Kingsport)

Dedicated to Conservation, Wildlife, and Youth


Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Renew The New (New River, Giles area)

Conservation & Preservation Groups near Roanoke

Thank you Roanoke Outside Foundation!

Stewardship Adventure (Youth)

This program allows students of WV to learn about why it's important to protect public land and how to execute a fun service trip to a WV state park

Lawrence Tankersley, Co-Team Leader
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Division of Mined Land Reclamation
P.O. Drawer 900
Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
(276) 523-8204

Southern WV

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

West Virginia Conservation Agency

Forks of Coal Foundation 

Upper Guyandotte Watershed Association

Coal River Group

The Coal River Group is involved with many restoration projects on the Coal Rivers. Currently the CRG is involved with the WVDEP 319 grant program to repair and replace failing septic systems on the Browns Creek and Angel Fork tributaries. The CRG provides funding for homeowners to replace their failing systems.

Kevin Quick
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Mining and Reclamation
601 57th Street SE, Room 2136
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
(304) 926-0499 ext. 1508

Coal River Mountain Watch

Appalachian Headwaters

Appalachian Headwaters is a nonprofit organization focused on environmental education and ecological restoration. Our programs promote a healthy environment and a strong economy in our region.

Appalachian Salmon

ASHI was formed to develop an aquaculture project in Southern West Virginia, USA. raising salmon utilizing vast pools of groundwater available in the region. The project involves a significant capital raise. As of the end of June, 2021 the company has successfully raised sufficient seed capital to proceed with preliminary engineering studies, site selection, business plan development, market studies and administrative matters. Once those tasks are completed the company will embark on its mission to raise constructing and operating capital.

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