Preserving Appalachia's Biodiversity
Appalachia, like everywhere else, is suffering from the effects of unprecedented habitat loss, toxic pollutants, exotic invasive species, and climate change. Appalachian Headwaters’ goal is to develop environmental education programs that can not only help restore our biodiversity, but also serve as models for other regions.
Appalachia is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity. We understand that protecting and restoring native plant habitat, native pollinators, and the larger ecosystem is necessary to restore our region’s vitality. For example, our Native Plant program grows, plants, and teaches about plants native to Appalachia. The plants we grow (seeds and cuttings collected from private and public lands) are used on our education sites, restoration projects, and in pollinator plant gardens around the region.