The Clinch Coalition Naturalist Rally began in 2008. Each year, experts, educators and knowledgeable naturalists explore the unique world of Southwest Virginia through different programs. Organizations that participate usually include the University of Virginia at Wise, Bays Mountain Park, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, Appalachian Voices, Natural Tunnel State Park, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) and the Virginia Master Naturalist High Knob Chapter.
The Clinch Coalition formed in August 1998 when a small group of concerned citizens organized to protect southwest Virginia's great natural resources. Through the High Knob Naturalist Rally's environmental programs, we endeavor to make the public aware and actively involved with the environment.
The Clinch Coalition works with the U.S. Forest Service make the High Knob Naturalist Rally possible.