Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition led this campaign to protect 55,000 acres in Virginia’s Jefferson National Forest as Wilderness, Wilderness Study Area or National Scenic Area (43,000 acres is now Wilderness). A stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the newly protected area, which also boasts views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- PROJECT NAME:
- Virginia Wilderness
- Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition
- 55,000 acres protected