Conservation West Virginia

Electing Our Conservation Leaders

Preserving the natural environment for ourselves and future generations is an important West Virginia value.

Our families, our communities and our economy are all stronger when we take care of our natural heritage.

We advance this important value by informing West Virginians about key conservation issues, taking positions on legislation and policy affecting the environment, and communicating our views to elected officials.

To make real change, conservationists must have political power. We help achieve this power by evaluating candidates for public office based on their conservation views and mobilizing voters to elect conservation leaders.

Conservation West Virginia is active in these areas of concern:

Clean Air
Pure Water
Climate
Land & Wildlife
Development

Hot News: Climate Change Around the World

Climate Change Threatens National Security

A new national security estimate -- the first of its kind devoted to climate change -- has been issued by the U.S. intelligence community.  Simultaneously, the Biden White House has issued a fact sheet on prioritizing climate in foreign policy…

Manchin Contributions from Oil & Gas Interests Dwarf Contributions from West Virginians

In his recent campaign finance report, Sen. Joe Manchin revealed that contributions from oil and gas interests – mostly in Texas – dwarfed the contributions he received from inside the state of West Virginia. Manchin is not involved in an…

West Virginia Leads Nation in Infrastructure Flood Risk

A new report issued by the First Street Foundation says that West Virginia’s infrastructure is at high risk from damage by a 100-year flood, one that has a 1% chance of occurring each year.  Climate change is warming the air allowing it to…

Conservation News

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Biden Restores Protections for Migratory Birds

For 100 years, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) has protected nearly 1000 bird species in the United States against being “taken” or killed except under prescribed circumstances. This statute prohibits hunters from intentionally killing…
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Biden Reinstates Protections for Three National Monuments

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The White House announced Friday that President Biden will use his executive authority to restore protections for three national monuments drastically reduced during the Trump Administration. He will reestablish and increase the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, both of which are in Utah. The orders […] The post Biden Reinstates Protections for Three National Monuments appeared first on Our Daily Planet.
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23 Species Removed From Endangered List — Because they Are Now Extinct

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed 23 species from the Endangered List because, despite efforts to save them, they have become extinct.  Among these is the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, known as the Good Lord Bird because anyone lucky enough…