Come defend the Appalachian Mountains by joining us on the front lines.
United Mountain Defense (UMD) is a group living and working in Appalachian to protect Tennessee’s heritage from destructive surface mining which is blowing them up, layer by layer. We refuse to sacrifice our mountains, forest, and streams to greedy coal corporations.
UMD conducts activities in three principle areas: legal and policy advocacy; scientific monitoring and data collection; and public education, outreach and grassroots organizing. These activities are conducted within the state of Tennessee, primarily in Campbell, Claiborne, Scott, Fentress, Bledsoe, Knox and Blount counties.
UMD is supported by an entirely volunteer workforce and your participation would greatly add to the diversity of voices and energy in our fight to save the Tennessee Mountains, watersheds and coalfield communities.
Please consider becoming a UMD volunteer. The future of the Appalachian Mountains depends on you!