Category: Shenandoah County

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

Shenandoah County Groups Honored for Conservation Work

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

Posted in Shenandoah County

George Washington National Forest Plan

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.

Posted in Shenandoah County

County Revising Rural Zoning Reform

field and mountains

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.

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Wind Energy

Interest is growing in developing large commercial wind projects in the Shenandoah Valley. Find out where potential sites could be located.

Posted in Augusta County, Page County, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County, Warren County