The Shenandoah National Park Trust (SNPT) acquired over 900 acres of rolling woodlands in Page County, VA that had been under threat of development for the past ten years. This acquisition involved several partners including the SNPT, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Valley Conservation Council, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the supportive landowners who rallied together in an effort to protect this large area of contiguous forest. A portion of the acquired land contains a section of the West Branch of Naked Creek, a tributary to the South Fork Shenandoah River that supports brook trout and other headwater fisheries. The properties contain mostly rolling woodlands and border Shenandoah National Park. They include the surrounding flanks and most of Chapman Mountain. The large acreage of contiguous and relatively undisturbed woodland and forested habitat will provide habitat to migratory birds, bat (including Indiana Bat and Northern Long-Eared Bat), and other wildlife.
Restoration Land Ownership
National Park Service; Shenandoah National Park
Parties Implementing Restoration
The Shenandoah National Park Trust; Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
DOI Project Representatives
Fish and Wildlife Service