The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia

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The hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), a native salamander, is an indicator species. It requires clear, oxygen-rich water to respire, find its prey, and reproduce.

The presence of hellbenders in a stream is indicative of high water quality and an intact ecosystem.

Hellbender Press aspires to help you discover the degrees of resilience and sustainability of your community, our bioregion, and planet Earth.

Hellbender Press informs about what is beneficial for life — here and elsewhere.

It also points out where we must do better to save what may still be savable.

Hellbender Press

The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia

(ONLINE version 0.7)
Copyright © 2021 Hellbender Press | Foundation for Global Sustainability
Hellbender Press
P.O. Box 1101
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Editor and Publisher
Thomas Fraser
Staff Writers
Thomas Fraser
Tracy Haun Owens
Rick Vaughan
Rikki Hall (Posthumous Emeritus)
Contributing Writers
Lesli Bales-Sherrod
Stephen Lyn Bales
Scott Schlarbaum
Ray Zimmerman
Editorial Board
Bo Baxter
Jason Bradley
Kim Pilarski-Hall
Chris Kane
Wolf Naegeli
Lauren Parker
Amanda Womac

Hellbender Press: The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia is a digital environmental news service with a focus on the Southern Appalachian bioregion. It aggregates relevant stories from across the news media space and provides original news, features and commentary.

Espousing the “Think Globally, Act Locally” ethos of FGS, Hellbender Press promotes the conservation and study of the environment and protections for air, water, climate, natural areas, and other resources that are critical to human health and a robust, resilient economy.

The Hellbender also champions civil and human rights, especially in matters of environmental justice, equity of access to natural resources and the right to a clean environment.

Hellbender Press is a self-organizing project of the Foundation for Global Sustainability's Living Sustainably Program. All donations made for Hellbender Press to FGS are tax-deductible. We offer a free environmental news and information site, but grants and charitable contributions are encouraged and needed to support our work. Much of the content is provided on a volunteer basis by individuals and organizations that share a common cause.

Hellbender Press encourages the submission of original and relevant articles and photography for consideration to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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