Rolling Ridge Conservancy had a Forest Stewardship Plan completed in 2015. The Plan affirmed the beauty and value of this largely undeveloped stretch of land stretching between the Appalachian Trail and the Shenandoah River. It also highlighted some stresses: aging, overcrowded forest stands and lack of understory regeneration due to deer overpopulation and invasive species.
Since that time, we have been working toward implementing recommendations to improve the health and resiliency of the land for the sake of the forest, wildlife, and people who enjoy it. Through generous funding from NRCS toward Cerulean Warbler Habitat Improvement, we have begun selective thinning, invasive species work, and understory replanting.