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September-October Mountain State Sierran

This issue of the Mountain State Sierran highlights our efforts to protect the Mon National Forest by generating thousands of comments on the Draft Forest Management Plan by the November 14th deadline!

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This month is the launch of one of the biggest conservation efforts in the history of West Virginia to help protect the Monongahela National Forest and we need your help

Get Involved! Host a Wild Mon party with our newly released DVD!

by Matt Keller
This fall you can play a vital role in helping to protect the Mon’s wildest places by inspiring others to send their comments on the plan. Party packs are available to folks interested in hosting a gathering of friends, family or coworkers to show them our new video, ‘A Vision for a Wild Mon.’

Monongahela Draft Plan highlights four alternatives for future Management of West Virginia’s National Forest

by Fran Hunt, The Wilderness Society
Forest Service highlights 4 management alternatives in new Draft Management Plan and requests public input

Mon Forest Plan Open Houses to be held in September

by Vicky Mattson, Beth Little, Matt Keller
The Forest Service will be holding a series of “open houses” to take comments on the Draft Monongahela National Forest Plan in communities statewide

Protecting West Virginia’s Wilderness is Important to West Virginia’s Economy

A new study commissioned by the West Virginia Division of Tourism shows that the state’s travel and tourism industry continues to have a positive economic impact in our Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

West Virginians Have a Proud History of Protecting the Mon National Forest

by Mary Wimmer
Since being created as a forest reserve for flood protection, the Monongahela National Forest has had a long history of protection by West Virginia citizen groups

See Fence? Pull Fence!

by Paul Wilson
Old fencing in Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge was removed on July 16th, with next volunteer work day scheduled for October 18th

Mountaintop Removal Protest Draws Hundreds to State Capitol

by Sally Wilts
July 30th protest draws hundreds to state capitol to hear stories of abused lives and destroyed communities, plus great music and street theatre


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