Birthplace of Rivers

The producers of the following video suggest we “get to know West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest in this preview of an upcoming episode of ‘This American Land,’ produced in collaboration with The Pew Charitable Trusts.”

Many thanks to Larry Thomas of the Allegheny Highlands Alliance for directing us to this video preview.

Visit the Birthplace of Rivers web page to learn more:  “The Birthplace of Rivers National Monument project is a citizen-based initiative to preserve a rare and iconic part of West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest. The potential monument contains some of the state’s most recognizable and dramatic landscapes from the thundering Falls of Hills Creek to the limitless vistas of the Yew Mountains. Included in the proposed monument is the Cranberry Wilderness Area — the largest U.S. Forest Service wilderness in the East — and roughly 75,000 acres of wild Appalachian terrain that surround it. The area is home to some of the best hunting and the best trout fishing waters in Appalachia. Famed local author G.D. McNeill called the region the “Last Forest” and it’s easy to see why. The remote, rugged terrain is a haven for rare species and serves as the headwaters for six regional waterways.”

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