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.
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.
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.
Watersheds within the GW National Forest provide public drinking water for over 200,000 residents of the northern Shenandoah Valley, making the protection and management of Forest watersheds paramount.