Save Arlington National Cemetery's Old-Growth Forest
Comment Deadline: April 12, 2013
Arlington National Cemetery is proposing expansion into 28 acres of old-growth woodland, the only remaining remnant of a 600 acre old-growth forest on the original 1,100 acre plantation established in 1802 by George Washington Parke Custis.
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Groups Challenge Timber Sale Near Lake Keokee
Appeal filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of The Clinch Coalition, the Virginia Chapter of the
Sierra Club, Virginia Forest Watch, and Wild South
June 27, 2012: WISE, VA- A proposed timber sale near Lake Keokee in the Jefferson National Forest would cause soil erosion, harm water
quality, and degrade mature forest habitat and the significant scenic and recreation values of the area, conservation groups
said in an appeal filed with the U.S. Forest Service. The proposed Wells Branch timber sale also violates several federal
environmental laws, the appeal claims. The timber sale would involve logging 285 acres of forest and constructing nearly 2.5 miles of new roads. Much of the
logging would take place around the popular Keokee Lake Recreation Area.
View the full Press Release | Read Virginia Star July 4 article
Virginia Mountain Treasures
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Virginia Forest Watch is pleased to present Virginia Mountain Treasures, a video slideshow celebrating 130 unique wild areas in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. More Details
A Virginia Landowner's Guide to Sustainable Forest Management
Private Lands Resource
A website created by VAFW, dedicated to promoting sustainable foresty on private lands in Virginia is up and running. You'll find news and events relating to forest management, links to helpful sites, and a forum where landowners, forestry professionals, and conservation minded people can exchange ideas.
Visit us at www.forestlandownerva.com
George Washington National Forest Plan Revision
The USDA/Forest Service has published a Draft Enviromental Impact
Statement and Revised Resource Management Plans for the GW (and Jefferson) National Forest. Copies of these are on the
George Washington Forest Plan Revsion website. The Forest Service now expects the Final Forest Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement to be completed in the spring of 2013.
Our Land, Our Water, Our Home: Ensuring a Healthy Future For Our George Washington National Forest
Forest Service GWNF Plan Revision Website