Other Campaigns in the Southern Appalachians

The Southern Appalachians are among the most iconic wild places in America. At Wilderness, we're working to keep them wild.

We work with local residents and partners to maintain hiking and biking trails in the wilderness areas in the Southern Appalachians. We’re also working with private landowners to help conserve interconnected forests on public and private lands.

Our work on the ground helps to keep the forests and wilderness areas of the Southern Appalachians accessible, while still protecting their wild aspects.

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards

The Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards are dedicated to maintaining trails in the designated Wilderness areas in the Southeast. Learn more and get involved

Slick Rock to Shining Rock

The forests of the Great Smoky Mountains extend beyond National Forest boundaries. Learn how we’re working with private landowners.

  • Comments from The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and others submitted to the Bureau of Land Management regarding proposed rules for leasing land for wind and solar energy projects on federal lands. 

  • The 114th Congress faces a multitude of environmental challenges. The Wilderness Society is working the halls of power to make sure that America's wild places are part of the legislative agenda, and to make sure that lawmakers and staff are hearing both sides of the issues.

  • The Wilderness Society submitted official comments on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation plan that was proposed early in the fall of 2014. The comment period allowed for broad public participation in determining the future of balancing conservation and recreation with renewable energy development.

    The following is an excerpt from our comments submitted on February 22, 2015. The full comment document is available for download.