• Glancing back, just once more

    This will be one last look back at fifty years of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy; this time decade by decade.  What were we doing 10 years ago, 20…


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  • Learning Lessons

    Our group, throughout its 50 years, has a long record of positive actions for the environment in West Virginia.  It is gratifying to read, in our history book, of…


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  • Planting the Seeds & Helping Them Grow 50 Years of Tending the Environment in West Virginia

    Honoring the Partnerships that formed the Highlands Conservancy in the first place and the ever expanding network of new citizen and environmental partners we’ve…


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  • Memories of the Early Days of the WVHC

    By Rupert Cutler I was an Assistant Executive Director of The Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C., assigned by Executive Director Stewart Brandborg to help pro-wilderness grass roots groups in the…


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  • 1965 Fall Review

    From Fighting to Protect the Highlands, The First Forty Years of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy by Dave Elkinton As recalled by Maxwell Smith  “It was a cold, wet, miserable…


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  • Reflection: Mirror, Mirror

    By Cynthia D. Ellis An anniversary year calls for taking stock of where we are—and who we are.  We could be inclined to wonder about the state of our group.  We might…


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  • From the Archives

    Most issues of our monthly newsletter, The Highlands Voice, beginning with Volume 1, in 1969, are archived on our website at www.wvhighlands.org.   Enjoy the following highlights taken from;   1981   Cranberry Wilderness Bill The…


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  • ~FINAL EXAM~

    Open Book test.  The text: “Fighting to Protect the Highlands: The First Forty Years of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy” by David P. Elkinton.  [texts available in each WV…


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  • From the Archives

    Most issues of our monthly newsletter, The Highlands Voice, beginning with Volume 1, in 1969, are archived on our website at www.wvhighlands.org.   Enjoy the following highlights taken from 1975   Eastern Wilderness Act …


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  • Get a Good Lawyer

    A look back at our 50 years of actions for the mountains shows that the Highlands Conservancy has had plenty of help.  Groups and individuals joined with us in…


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