Virginia's Mountain Treasures
VWC's inventory of 63 of the finest wild areas remaining in the GW. It is from this bountiful reserve that any future additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System must be drawn. Read the full text and see maps.
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Rich Hole & Rough Mountain Wilderness Additions Bill
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has introduced an important bill, co-sponsored by Senator Mark Warner, that is cause for celebration. The Virginia Wilderness Additions Act of 2017 calls for designating an additional 5,600 acres of the George Washington (GW) National Forest as Wilderness. Those lands, which are already part of the GW, would be added to two existing Wilderness areas, expanding protections for this remarkable area to nearly 21,000 acres, located in the rugged territory in southeastern Bath County.
If you are interested in learning more about this bill, the Lower Cowpasture project, and the work we've done, along with many partners, over several years to make it happen, click here.
Help protect Virginia's last remaining wild places!
Wilderness designation on federal lands assures that exceptional wildlife habitat, clean drinking water, clean air, and unique recreation will remain for future generations.