Explore these rare habitats and their unique wildflowers at the Ft. Lewis shale barrens in Bath County. Shale barrens are unique environments that are endemic to the Allegheny Mountains and harbor some of the state’s rarest plants.
Lower Cowpasture Restoration Project Update
In early 2019, partners working in the Lower Cowpasture Restoration Project area of Alleghany, Bath and Rockbridge counties in western Virginia received the third and final year of funding of the Joint Chiefs’ grant. A history of strong collaboration and cooperation between diverse partners paved the way for this opportunity and the three years of funding have led to a large amount of work being implemented across the landscape. Projects highlighted in this 2019 report were identified and included in the Joint Chiefs’ Proposal and continue the scope of work started in 2017. Each contribute to goals of implementing treatments across federal, state, and private lands. Read the complete report of all of the projects by clicking the cover below.