By: West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
The Dolly Sods Wilderness and adjacent public lands have seen rapid and steady increases in visitation over the last several years, and this has been accelerated during the pandemic. More visitation inevitably leads to more impact, both to the natural lands and processes, and to the experience of wilderness. The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (WVHC) was instrumental in the designation of Dolly Sods as wilderness, and we feel a special sense of stewardship for the area.
WVHC is partnering with the Monongahela National Forest (MNF) to sponsor volunteer activities that will assist MNF in managing and preserving Dolly Sods Wilderness and adjacent areas. Read more about the descriptions of each of the different aspects of the Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards Program and how you can become involved as a volunteer.