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.
Congratulations to Friends of the North Fork and Shenandoah Forum for the conservation awards they received Nov. 14 from the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District. The SWCD annually honors community members and organizations that have made sweeping efforts…
The forest comprises 24 percent of the land in Shenandoah County and provides drinking water to 8,452 residents in Strasburg and Woodstock. Officials are currently rewriting the forest management plan, which will guide forest uses for the next 15 years.
In December, 2010, Shenandoah County officials adopted a Rural Areas Plan to help keep the county rural and strengthen the towns and the farm sector.
Interest is growing in developing large commercial wind projects in the Shenandoah Valley. Find out where potential sites could be located.