Our work within the Southern Appalachians is focused on two areas: the Nantahala National Forest in eastern Tennessee and the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina.
In eastern Tennessee, we’re working with the Tennessee Wild coalition to permanently protect 20,000 acres of the Southern Appalachians region as federally designated wilderness.
The mountains of western North Carolina are some of the greatest treasures in the east. We’re working to protect the forests and streams in these remarkable wildlands.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.