Shenandoah Mountain is a rare wilderness area in the Eastern USA, under threat from energy development from mining, natural gas extraction and other development. I hope this series of photos will help protect and conserve this valuable wilderness area for people and wildlife to enjoy. Thanks to those willing to let me take your photo enjoying this remarkable piece of our world.
Shenandoah Mountain’s long rolling ridgeline provides the celebrated western backdrop of the Shenandoah Valley and its communities. With 10 peaks, including Reddish Knob, rising above 4,000 feet, it offers some of the most spectacular vistas in Virginia. The 115,000-acre section of Shenandoah Mountain between Rt. 250 and Rt. 33 is one of the largest remaining expanses of undisturbed forestland in the Southern Appalachians and is a haven for black bear, deer and 250 species of birds.
Through a sustained collaborative effort involving many people with varying interests, Friends of Shenandoah Mountain has developed the Shenandoah Mountain Proposal to create the Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area and four special Wilderness areas. Individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governing bodies are showing support by endorsing the proposal.
Friends of Shenandoah Mountain (www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org) is a non-profit organization working with multiple use groups to protect this region. The photos are have been provided free use for this conservation effort. Purchase of the photos will help document this majestic area. Please contact me for permission for other uses.
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