Category: GW National Forest Plan

The U.S. Forest Service has rewritten the management plan for the George Washington National Forest, which will guide activities on 1.1 million acres of public lands for the next 15 years.

Gas Pipelines

The 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposed by Dominion Resources poses a significant threat to the natural, recreational and drinking water resources on the George Washington National Forest and to private property and productive rural lands in Augusta, Highland and Nelson

Posted in GW National Forest Plan

Final Forest Management Plan Bans Gas Drilling and Fracking

SVN and our partners are supporting the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to protect the integrity of the George Washington National Forest by making all of it off limits for oil and gas drilling, except for land already under gas lease

Posted in GW National Forest Plan

Local Governments & Agencies Supporting Fracking Ban

Local governments have written to U.S. Forest Service officials urging them to protect drinking watersheds and ban or place a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing mining for natural gas on the George Washington National Forest.

Posted in Augusta County, Forest Drinking Watersheds, GW National Forest Plan, Marcellus Shale News, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County

Organizations that urged the Forest Service to stand strong and keep fracking out of the GW

Adkins Arboretum Agua Fund Alliance for Sustainable Communities American Hiking Society American Rivers Appalachian Trail Conservancy Audubon Maryland-DC Audubon Society of Northern Virginia Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network Center for the Celebration of Creation Chapman Forest Foundation Chesapeake Audubon Society Chesapeake

Posted in GW National Forest Plan

GWNF Resources – Shenandoah County

Download: shen_forest_resources2.pdf (254.9KB) Profile of National Forest Lands per County, Shenandoah County: George Washington National Forest (GWNF) acres within the County; percentage the forest land represents of all land in the county: Shenandoah County total acres = 323,575 acres National Forest acres

Posted in GWNF Resources

GWNF Resources – Rockingham County

Download: rock_forest_resources2.pdf (264.5KB) Profile of National Forest Lands per County, Rockingham County: George Washington National Forest (GWNF) acres within the County; percentage the forest land represents of all land in the county: Rockingham County total acres = 575,910.91 acres National Forest acres

Posted in GWNF Resources

GWNF Resources – Page County

Download: Forest Resources PDF With Trout Stream Map (249.6KB) Profile of National Forest Lands per County, Page County: George Washington National Forest (GWNF) acres within the County; percentage the forest land represents of all land in the county: Page County total acres

Posted in GWNF Resources

Urge Forest Service to Stand Firm on Gas Drilling Limits

Despite tremendous public comment in support of the proposed ban on horizontal drilling in the GWNF draft plan, the Forest Service appears to be backing down.

Posted in GW National Forest Plan

Congress Pressures GWNF to Change Proposed Safeguards for Drinking Water

Public support for the GW’s sensible proposal is more important than ever.

Posted in GW National Forest Plan, Marcellus Shale News

SVN Forest Plan Recommendations 2011

We applaud the GWNF for a proposed ban on horizontal drilling (hydrofracking) for natural gas and better protections for our drinking water sources. With your help, they can make a good plan even better.

Posted in GW National Forest Plan