Shenandoah Mountain: Save our Wild Heritage!
Located west of the Shenandoah Valley in the George Washington National Forest, Shenandoah Mountain is one of the largest tracts of wild land in the Eastern United States. Shenandoah Mountain provides diverse wildlife habitat, outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities, and clean water for drinking and aquatic life. It also helps support our local tourism-based economy. Our goal is to permanently protect this special area for the benefit of future generations.
Proposal to Protect Shenandoah Mountain
Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area - 90,000 acres of GWNF land from Rt. 33 to Rt. 250 (Augusta, Rockingham, and Highland Counties) with four embedded Wilderness areas:
GWNF Plan Recommendation
The 2014 George Washington National Forest management plan recommends Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area for Congressional designation. Though this recommendation is a big step forward, we must continue to build public support for our Proposal.
Friends of Shenandoah Mountain is a working coalition of local citizens, businesses, faith groups, wilderness advocates, mountain bikers, hikers, hunters, and other forest users who are working to protect the wild heritage of Shenandoah Mountain for future generations.