Augusta County

From forest management to development tracking, find out what SVN is involved in today.

  • Current Issues

    • 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.

    • George Washington National Forest Plan

      The forest comprises more than 29 percent of the land in Augusta and provides drinking water to 20,124 residents in the county and Staunton. The U.S. Forest Service released the final management plan for the George Washington National Forest November 18, 2014, which will guide activities on 1.1 million acres of public lands for the next 15 years.

    • County Adopts Forest Drinking Watershed Resolution

      The Augusta County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution calling on the U.S. Forest Service to add comprehensive drinking watershed planning and protection to the GW National Forest management plan.

    • Augusta Eyes Compatible Wind Project

      In March 2012, Augusta County supervisors approved a lease of land at the county landfill in Stuart's Draft to Apex Energy LLC of Charlottesville for construction of up to 20 to 30 wind turbines.

    • Wind Energy

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

    • Augusta County Comprehensive Plan

      The comprehensive plan, maps, list of steering committee members and other information are available on the County's website. Visit Augusta County's website