west virginia conservation science nature conservancy
The Central Appalachian Mountains, which includes West Virginia, is one of the most biologically rich landscapes in the continental United States. Many species here exist nowhere else on Earth, flourishing due to the region’s variation in topography, elevation, geology, climate and drainage patterns. The Nature Conservancy’s strategies for conserving West Virginia’s natural treasures are collaborative, science-based and holistic.  This approach enables us to preserve healthy ecosystems capable of supporting people and nature for generations to come.