The Southern Appalachians region is known for its breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and world-class camping, hiking and fishing. Nestled in the southern Appalachian Mountains, these biodiverse forests are among America’s greatest natural treasures. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest ranks fourth in the nation for development threats around its perimeter.
Our work helps protect thousands of acres of forests, mountains and waterways in the Southern Appalachians region, not to mention the elk, bears, birds, salamanders and other wildlife that depend on them. But we don’t accomplish this alone. Your support makes all the difference in protecting this wild landscape.
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- Friday, January 30, 2015
The Wilderness Society commends the U.S. Forest Service for completing directives to implement the 2012 National Forest Planning Rule. The directives supplement the 2012 Planning Rule by providing detailed policy direction that Forest Service planners will use to revise and amend land management plans for all national forests and grasslands.
- Friday, January 30, 2015
The Wilderness Society released the following statement today regarding a close vote on a conservation amendment (S.A. 92) attached to the Keystone XL Pipeline bill that--had it passed--would have enabled the 50-year old Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to receive full funding for land protection projects around America:
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Today, several measures aimed to roll back protections on our nation’s public lands were defeated in the Senate as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill. These amendments would have, among other effects, dismantled permanent protection for millions of acres of wilderness quality lands (S.A. 166) that await protection and weakened the Antiquities Act (S.A. 132), a law used by 16 presidents to protect places such as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty.