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HEARTWOOD: People helping people protect the places they love

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Heartwood’s Unseen Presence Instrumental in Stopping Natural Gas Pipelines

by Ernie Reed, Heartwood family Here in Virginia, the specter of two proposed natural gas pipelines, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline  (ACP) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) looms large.  Over 4 ½ years ago, when the public first got wind of them, virtually no one in Virginia had any experience or knowledge of how to combat the threat. Fast forward to today and the ACP has had 4 federal permits vacated by Federal Courts and the MVP builders have publicly speculated the “the MVP may not ever get built.” Unprecedented community organizing and advocacy, collaborative teams of attorneys and organizations,
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Op Ed- Prescribed Fire and the Shawnee National Forest

Prescribed Fire and the Shawnee   By John B. Wallace   The 2018 Illinois Prescribed Fire Council Winter Symposium was eye opening.  As a skeptic, I had hoped to gather more information on a topic of which data was lacking.  I expected an agenda laced with pro fire propaganda but afterwards was frankly motivated to delve head first into this topic, much more thoroughly than I had planned.  Sadly, the public land management professionals and academicians giving presentations displayed a familiar arrogance by flippantly dismissing public sentiment, by expressing an extreme management outlook and by ultimately showing disdain for environmental
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Frontline Fights Continue in Many States

The news is coming across our feeds fast, and changes so quickly, we wanted to send you the most direct way to stay involved with what is happening on the ground. Our forest lands are under more threats than before. It’s not just logging, fracking and pipelines are fragmenting our forest, and exacerbating climate instability. Plus, we have two comrades who could use a little help. Follow the links to the fights that are happening across the Heartwood region that would appreciate your help by sharing and reposting their social media posts and help support their campaign. Lloyd Clayton is
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