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SAWS expands work in Virginia

SAWS opened a new regional office in Roanoke, VA this week. The Roanoke based staff will focus on the partnership role SAWS plays for the stewardship of federally designated Wilderness areas and other undeveloped landscapes on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Virginia. The new office location allows SAWS to better integrate into, […]

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  • The Unaka Mountain #Wilderness on the #cherokeenationalforest was designated by Congress in October of 1986. This 4,500 acre Wilderness sits along the western slopes of Unaka Mountain proper and ranges from rich cove forest to Spruce and Fir at the higher elevations. The stunning Rock Creek Falls is an easy 1.5 mile hike and lots of backcountry #hiking is available on the Rattlesnake Ridge and Stamping Ground Ridge trails. We are proud to help steward this special place through partnership with the #USFS. #publiclands #Tennessee #peaceful #easttennessee #wildernesswork #sawsome #office