Shenandoah National Park boasts incredible biological diversity, with a rich array of native plants and animals that call our park home. Intact, diverse native habitats are our park’s best buffer against the effects of climate change.
Preserve natural and historical resources
National parks tell the story of who we are as a nation and what’s important to us. The Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park are amongst the oldest mountains in North America. They harbor relics of early settlements in this region, support endangered plants and wildlife, and provide clean drinking water to millions of people living downstream. Will you help us protect and preserve Shenandoah’s wildlife, wild lands and living history?
Bears will eat a wide variety of foods…including just about everything you’ve ever thought of bringing on your camping trip. When a bear chomps your dinner, it’s not just aggravating for you. It could spell disaster for the bear.
American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is a rare forest plant prized for its medicinal qualities. Originally used by Native Americans, the wild plant’s roots are now in high demand in Asia.
Shenandoah National Park is not an island. Actions at the park’s boundary can have serious repercussions inside the park. The Trust established the Edge Fund to infuse philanthropic dollars into initiatives outside the park that will have ramifications inside the park.
Over a million people come to Shenandoah National Park from around the world every year—many of them to hike its 500 miles of trail. Indeed, your park is known world-wide as a hiker’s paradise.
Boulder Cabin was part of the original Skyland resort, built and operated by businessman George Freeman Pollock in the early 20th century before the establishment of our national park. Freeman’s mountain resort attracted Washingtonians who wanted to escape the heat and bustle of the city.