Links to Organizations and Information!

Appalachian Studies Association

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Appalachian Studies Associaiton

Membership group. Sponsor of The Journal of Appalachian Studies & the Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference. There are many resources available through the web site, including content for K-12 teachers and those in higher education.

APPALNET is a listserv that may be special interest. If you join you will receive regular posts on issues relevant to the region. Information on joining is available through the Appalachian Studies Association web site.

Highlander Research & Education Center

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Highlander Center

Highlander sponsors educational programs and research into community problems, as well as a residential Workshop Center for social change organizations and workers.

Appalachian Regional Commission

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Appalachian Regional Commission

This is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life. The Commission's website includes relevant data and reports.

Appalachian Community Cancer Network

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Appalachian Appalachian Community Cancer Network

Appalachian Trail Museum

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Appalachian Trail Museum


Artbeat Gallery

This art gallery on High Street in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Greene County, PA), offers access to fine regional arts and crafts. Visit their web site at:

or check out their facebook site at:



Center for Northern Appalachian Studies

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Center for Northern Appalachian Studies at St. Vincent College

Center for Northern Appalachian Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Center for Northern Appalachian Studies

Center for Rural Pennsylvania

A legislative agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Center publishes a newsletter and maintains archives on published reports and data. It also maintains demographic data on Pennsylvania's rural counties that can be downloaded from the site.

Access the web site here:

Center for Rural PA


Center for Healthy Environments & Communities (CHEC), University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health, Fractracker Project.

The Center works in partnership with others to track Marcellus Shale impacts on community and environmental health through its Fractracker website. Access the web site here:



Environmental Council for the Outdoors

CalU ECO is a Learning Community focused on exploring human connections to the outdoors & natural world. The CAL U ECO Website includes information and resources on the environment and environmental sustainability. You can access the CalU Eco website here:


Coal Camp USA

This web site includes multi-media resources and information related to coal camps, including sites in Northern Appalachia. You can access the Coal Camp USA website here:


Dearest Home

Dearest Home performs Appalachian Music, Civil War era music, and traditional folk music of North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland. You can email them at: You can access their website here:

Dearest Home Website

This web site provides information on and linkage to vendors engaged in sustainable development in the region. For more information, contact:

Tricia Shapiro, coordinator
PO Box 783
Hot Springs, NC 28743



Power of 32

The Power of 32 is an organization working on a regional vision for 32 counties in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. The counties included represent a significant portion of northern Appalachia. To learn more about the organization, its goals and agenda, go to:



Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) - Marcellus Shale Page

This web site includes publicly available data and information on Pennsylvania and Marcellus Shale gas extraction. You can access the PA DEP website here:



Winegar Pottery

Visit this web site for information on Jim and Linda Winegar's pottery in Graysville, PA (Greene County, Pennsylvania).