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.
Legislation to Designate Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area
On July 27, 2023, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner reintroduced the Shenandoah Mountain Act to establish a 92,000-acre Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area (SMNSA) in Rockingham, Augusta, and Highland counties.
Friends of Shenandoah Mountain is a coalition of local citizens, businesses, faith groups, wilderness advocates, mountain bikers, hikers, hunters, fishermen, and other forest users working to protect the wild heritage of Shenandoah Mountain for future generations.
Watch our videos
Shenandoah Mountain: Protecting One of Virginia's Most Beautiful Places Produced by Macson McGuigan and FOSM. Local supporters talk about why they are in favor of permanent protection of Shenandoah Mountain. 14 minutes
Preserving Shenandoah Mountain This American Land film showing on PBS stations nationwide. 7 minutes.