West Virginians for Public Lands

Dolly Sods by Kent Mason. 

The Monongahela National Forest, the Gauley River National Recreation Area, the New River Gorge National River, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, our National Wildlife Refuges, and our State Parks make up the 1.2 million acres of public lands that we, the public, own.

As the citizens, businesses, and organizations of the Mountain State it is our duty to protect and care for them. Our public lands hold great value for our quality of life, a diverse economy, and pieces of our heritage to share with future generations. 

Wild public lands are the birthplace of our exceptional rivers and streams; they provide drinking water for thousands of West Virginians. They are a part of us, and they deserve our stewardship. 

Our stewardship requires us to be informed of threats to our public lands and waters so we can take action when called upon. That’s why West Virginia Rivers Coalition coordinates West Virginians for Public Lands, an alliance of individuals, businesses and organizations working to enhance and protect our public lands and waters. 

Ready to become a steward to public lands and water in West Virginia? Sign-up for email alerts and check out our Get Involved page to learn more about our priority issues and success stories!

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