We believe Appalachia`s future lies in celebrating and safeguarding the region`s beautiful mountains and rich culture, rather than repeating the boom-and-bust cycles of the past that led to a degraded environment and endemic poverty. Appalachian Voices is dedicated to protecting and restoring the ecological integrity, economic vitality, and cultural heritage of the central and southern Appalachian Mountains.
Appalachian Voices` members, donors, volunteers, staff, and board work to fight air pollution, end mountaintop removal mining, protect public lands, and promote private lands stewardship. As the only organization dedicated exclusively to defending the central and southern Appalachians, we believe these four interconnected campaigns represent the major threats to our region. We are member-based and promote individual and community involvement in the important environmental decisions facing our neighbors throughout the region.