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Virginia Wilderness

Jefferson National Forest, VA Photo: Mark Miller
Jefferson National Forest, VA Photo: Mark Miller

2009 Success

Grantee:  Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition

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Result: 55,000 acres protected

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.