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Who supports the bill?

Elected Officials
Senator John Warner
Congressman Rick Boucher
Senator Jim Webb
Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis
Congressman Tom Davis
Congressman James Moran
Congressman Bobby Scott
Congressman Frank Wolf
Governor Tim Kaine
John Moffo, Montgomery County Board of Supervisors
Rupert Cutler, former Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, member Western Virginia Water Authority

Local Governing Bodies
Bland County Board of Supervisors/Resolution for areas in Bland County
Craig County Board of Supervisor/Resolution for areas in Craig County
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors/Resolution for area in Montgomery County
Smyth County Board of Supervisor/Resolution for areas in Smyth County

Local Businesses
Archaeological & Cultural Solutions, Inc./Alain Outlaw
Body Balance/Wytheville/Susan Thomasally
Books & Company/Lexington/Anna Lisa Fitzgerald
Bowman Environmental Services, LLC/Daniel Bowman
Cooper Cress Stables/Wytheville /Pam Umberger
Cregger Stables/Smyth County/Doug Cregger
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports
    Virginia Beach
    Glen Allen
Blue Ridge Outdoors/Blacksburg
Blue Ridge Outdoors/Roanoke/Bill Wilson—Owner
Fern Hill Furniture Works, LLC/John Casteen Jr.—Owner
Fox Hill Inn/Troutdale/Mark and Janet Holmes
Galax Storage/Wythe County/Mark and Cathy Stanley
Healthy Handmade Shoes/Rockbridge County/Glenn Leisure—Owner
Hunter’s Den/Craig County/Ellen Horn—Owner
JR’s Outdoor Gear/Danville
Jamont Communications/Boyd Johnson
Kissingrock Camp/Looney Cabin/Annie Malone
Lexington Bicycle Shop/Andy Hunter
Monticello Country Ballooning/Amanda Baskin
Mount Rogers Outfitters/Damascus
M&W Flower Shop/Chatham Virginia
North End Cyclery/Virginia Beach/Eric Koehn
Nutmeg Glass/Rockbridge County/Margaret Carroll
Outdoor Trails/Roanoke and Lynchburg
Outdoor Adventure Social Club/Charlottesville
Ray Home Improvement/Lexington/George Ray
Shenandoah Bicycle Shop
Social Butterflies/Linda Marchman
Southwest Imports/ Wytheville/ Donna Muhly
Still Point Press/Kristin Adolfson
Sunday's Child/Lexington/Lucia Owens
The Bookery/Lexington/Marysue Forrest
Tidewater Sea Urchins/Richard Tarr/Norfolk
Tom Lavelle Veterinary Service/Wythe County
Treehuggers Outdoors/ Wytheville/ Ian Fiorini--Owner
White House on Jackson Bed & Breakfast/Lexington/Bob Lera
Wild River Outfitters/Virginia Beach/Lillie Gilbert

Tourism Officials, Garden Clubs and Trail Clubs
Virginia Tourism Corporation
Scenic Virginia

Garden Club of Virginia
Augusta Garden Club/Staunton
Franklin Garden Club/Franklin
Gabriella Garden Club/Danville
Garden Club of the Eastern Shore/Eastville
Mill Mountain Garden Club/Roanoke
Roanoke Valley Garden Club

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (for areas that include the Appalachian Trail)
Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers
Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club
Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Virginia Tech Outing Club
Devil’s Fork Trail Club

Local Organizations
Citizens for the Preservation of Craig County/Ellen Coleman
Citizens of Lee Environmental Action Network
Citizens Task Force
Coalition for Job and the Environment
Goshen Alliance
Greater Lynchburg Environmental Council
Ivy Creek Foundation
Jackson River High School Outing Club
Jefferson Chapter of the VA Native Plants Society
Kiwanis Club of Lexington
Living Education Center for Ecology and the Arts
Mountain Heritage Alliance
Patrick Environmental Awareness Group
Preston Forest Homeowners Association/Montgomery County/Adjacent land owners
Rockbridge Area Conservation Council
Rockbridge County Greens
Sierra Club, Blue Ridge Group
Sierra Club, New River Group
Taking Responsibility for the Earth and Environment
The Clinch Coalition
The Wilderness Conservancy at Mountain Lake/Giles County/Dave Deshler
Upper James River Chapter of the Virginia Native Plants Society/Buena Vista
Wild Virginia
Wythe Conservation Network

State Organizations
500-Year Forest Foundation
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Chapter
Virginia Audubon Council
Virginia Conservation Network
Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited
Virginia Forest Watch
Virginia Native Plant Society
Virginia Sierra Club
Virginia Society of Ornithology
Virginia Wilderness Committee

Faith Groups
Committee on Stewardship of the Creation, Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
Charlottesville Friends Meeting Peace and Social Concerns committee
Louisa County Worship Group
Maury River Friends Peace and Social Justice Committee
Midlothian Friends Meeting Peace and Social Justice Committee
Trinity Presbyterian Restoring Creation House Church/Harrisonburg/Lynn Cameron

Shirley Blackwell/Marion
Chris Bolgiano/Author
Jim Bradley/Bear hunter/Craig County
Paul Cabe/Board member Virginia Society of Ornithology/Lexington
Sharon Cooper/Wytheville
Jerry and Carrie Crawford/Bear hunters/Craig County
Thomas Crockett/Gloucester
Linda Danner/Marion
Tom Davenport/Damascus
Bart Fiegley/Marion
Bob Fener/Long Mountain Center/Amherst
Robert French/ Member Virginia Forestry Association/Earlysville
William Garlette/Newport News
Steven Hassett/Member Republican National Committee/Virginia Beach
Alan and Gloria Heath/Blacksburg
Ruth Ann Herring/Lexington/Herring Real Estate Office
Than and Mary Ann Hitt/Blacksburg
John W. Holman
Holly Hueston/Charlottesville
Alice and Bill Hurleboss/PATH members/Marion
Ann Hurt/Garden Club of Virginia
David Jenkins/Blacksburg
Susan Lapis/Southwings Pilot/Abingdon
Laurie Maitre & Bill Ross/Arrington
Claire McBrien/Wythe County/Ecological Educator
Jennifer Meyer/Charlottesville
Dan Meyers/Lighthawk Pilot/Alexandria
Steve Montgomery/Williamsburg
Hagai Nassau/Charlottesville
Elizabeth Obenshain/Blacksburg
Travis Overstreet/Climbing Coordinator/Odyssey Adventure Racing
Sharon Ratliffe/Wytheville
Mary Rhoades/Blacksburg
Nathan Richards/Barboursville
John Saunders/Marion
Jim Sexton/Chesapeake
Ethan Tabor/Blacksburg
Nicole Trask/Danville
Sandra Trask/Charlottesville
Gail N. Vernon/Marion
John Votta/Richmond
Dave and Lindsay West/Blacksburg
Lu and Larry Wilhite/Wythe County/Larry is a retired USFS employee

National and Regional Organizations
Appalachian Voices
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League
Campaign for America's Wilderness
Scenic America
Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition
Southern Environmental Law Center
The Wilderness Society
Wilderness Support Center

International Organizations
International Mountain Bicycling Association