Folks in the communities surrounding High Knob came together in 1998 to discuss ways to preserve and protect this extraordinary area, eventually forming The Clinch Coalition. We identified three goals to reach our mission to protect and preserve the forest, wildlife, and watersheds in our National Forest and surrounding communities for present and future generations.
Protect and Preserve
Protect and preserve the natural heritage, unique ecosystems, and environmental integrity of the Clinch Ranger District and surrounding communities.
Improve the economic and environmental sustainability of far Southwest Virginia.
Increase community awareness of environmental issues and stewardship.
About The Clinch Coalition
We are a community based environmental organization that believes appreciating, understanding, and protecting our environment is essential to improving our quality of life, our health, and our well-being. We are supported by membership dues, donations and grants. TCC members and supporters are hikers, students, teachers, farmers, business people, birders, and lovers of the outdoors. Most of us hail from southwestern Virginia, though we have supporters around the state and throughout the country.
The mission of The Clinch Coalition is to “ protect and preserve the forest, wildlife, and watersheds of our National Forest and surrounding communities for present and future generations.”