Mountains & Forests

The Southern Appalachian Mountains are the backbone of the South, ranging uninterrupted from Virginia to Alabama.  We are fortunate to have five million of these acres in public trust as national forest—the largest concentration of public land east of the Rockies.  SELC is a staunch defender of these treasures, advocating particularly for long-term protection of old growth forest remnants, wildlife habitat, headwater streams, and places enjoyed for backcountry recreation.   

Photo © Bill Lea