Monday, March 25, 2013

Episode 154 (3-25-13): Music of "Hills and Hollers" for the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan

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Transcript of audio, acknowledgements, and other information follow below.


From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of March 25, 2013.

This week, we feature a song about land, water, wildlife, and home places, by an accomplished musician connected to the Charlottesville area. Have a listen for about for 30 seconds.


You’ve been listening to part of a special Virginia version of “Hills and Hollers,” by Adrienne Young and Little Sadie. The original “Hills and Hollers” was on the 2005 album “The Art of Virtue” on the AddieBelle Music label. In 2007, Ms. Young and her group performed the Virginia version in a Department of Game and Inland Fisheries video about the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan. First approved in 2005, the Wildlife Action Plan is a 10-year strategy that identifies 925 species of greatest conservation need, the habitats that support these species, and the tasks needed to conserve the species and the habitats. In 2013, the department is beginning the plan’s first update, which is due to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2015. For more information about the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan, and to see the Adrienne Young video, visit Thanks to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for permission to use this week’s music.

For other water sounds and music, and for more Virginia water information, visit our Web site at, or call us at (540) 231-5463. From the Virginia Water Resources Research Center in Blacksburg, I’m Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water.


This week’s music was taken from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ (VDGIF) Virginia Wildlife Action Plan video, featuring Adrienne Young and Little Sadie, online at, used with permission of VDGIF.  Information on the Wildlife Action Plan was taken from the plan’s Web site,, and from the VDGIF coordinator for the plan, Chris Burkett, phone (804) 367-9717, e-mail:  More information about Adrienne Young is available at  This music and information about the Virginia Wildlife Action plan were previously used in Virginia Water Radio episode 22 (week of 6-21-10), now archived.


The Virginia Wildlife Action plan uses six ecoregions to organize wildlife and habitats in the Commonwealth. Figure from Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries,, accessed 3/25/13, used with permission.