Welcome to the Clinch!

 

This webpage is home to Evolving Appalachia, a project of Southwest Virginia CSI - a student-led initiative at the University of Virginia's College at Wise - produced in partnership with the Clinch River Valley Initiative and with funding from the Appalachian Prosperity Project. Use the map below to discover outdoor recreation opportunities within Virginia's Clinch Valley, learn about our region's biodiversity, and connect with distinctive communities, residents, and other visitors. 

DIVE INTO THE CLINCH

What is biodiversity? Why is the Clinch so famous for it? Learn more about why the Clinch matters by clicking the magnifying glass on the left.

LEARN

EXPLORE

Find trails and other outdoor destinations by clicking the icon to the left or through the embedded map above.

HELP

Dig deeper into conservation issues in the Clinch Valley and learn how you can become involved.

VIEWS FROM THE CLINCH
LIFE ON THE CLINCH: CITIZEN SCIENCE OBSERVATIONS

Have you seen hellbenders (also known as waterdogs or Grampus) in the Clinch or nearby streams? Scientists want to learn more about your experiences! Click here to load a brief survey and educational website on this remarkable species, and learn how you can help biologists study hellbenders here in the Clinch Valley.

STORIES FROM THE CLINCH