The New River Symposium, http://newriverconservancy.org/nrs.php, is held biennially.

Recent Submissions

  • Natural history, threats, and current research related to Candy Darter (Etheostoma osburni) in Virginia 

    McBaine, Katie E.; Angermeier, Paul L. (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    The candy darter (Etheostoma osburni) is a small riffle-dwelling, non-game fish species endemic to the New River drainage in Virginia and West Virginia. It is narrowly restricted to medium-size streams with cold-cool ...
  • Community and Sustainability Along the New River 

    Hansell, Tom; Redding, Mary Anne; Wagner, Kelsey (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    In 2016, students at Appalachian State University partnered with the New River Conservancy (NRC) on a series of projects designed to celebrate the NRC’s 40th anniversary and to highlight current issues in the upper New ...
  • The National Park Service in Southern West Virginia 

    Allison, Amanda (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    The National Park Service manages three units in southern West Virginia, New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River. All three units were designated for their ...
  • ReNew the New: An Approach for Regional River Clean-ups on the New River 

    Gottfredson, Michael (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    In August 2016, the New River Valley successfully held its first regional river clean-up event in Radford, called “Fall into the New.” Four hundred volunteers and representatives from Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski ...
  • Marker-assisted restoration of native New River walleye 

    Harris, Sheila; Copeland, John; Palmer, George; Hallerman, Eric (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    Walleye (Sander vitreus) is an important game fish in the Upper New River, with March and April walleye fishing effort from Buck Dam to Claytor Lake increasing from 49 to 66% of total fishing effort between 2007 and 2016. ...
  • Eastern Hellbender 

    Blatny, Doug (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    Program will include a presentation about the natural history of the Eastern Hellbender. Following will be a discussion about the baseline study results concerning the Eastern Hellbender's population in the South Fork New ...
  • The Stroubles Creek Watershed: History of Development and Chronicles of Research 

    Younos, Tamim (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    Dr. Younos launched the Stroubles Creek Watershed Initiative in 1999. The major goal of the Initiative was to provide research, educational, and service-learning opportunities to Virginia Tech students. A secondary goal ...
  • Watauga High School Rain Garden—A Community Partnership 

    England, Laura (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    Ongoing urban development in the Town of Boone has meant increasing coverage of pavement and other impervious surfaces. Local tributaries of the South Fork New River, like Hardin Creek, show symptoms of “urban stream ...