Projects You Support

Core to the SNP Trust’s mission is to help preserve and protect the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality and distinctive cultural resources of Shenandoah National Park for the inspiration and enjoyment of all generations.

Climate Resilience

We help to protect Shenandoah National Park’s 200,000 acres of wild lands, and the wildlife that calls Shenandoah home.

History Preservation

Through our national parks, our work preserves the stories of who we are as a nation. Your dollars fund critical improvements, research, and projects that help better connect visitors to the park.

Next Generation

SNP Trust ensures national park access for all children, regardless of economic background, and funds programs to inspire the next generation of conservationists.

Project Highlights

Here are some programs you’re supporting in 2021.

The Hudson River School painters of the mid-1800s were instrumental in the birth of national parks. Until this time, American artists had focused primarily on portraits of people and depictions…

The 200 employees who work in Shenandoah National Park are our most important resource. They are backcountry rangers, educators, law enforcement officers, firefighters, biologists, preservationists, mechanics, technicians, and so much more…

Climate Resilience

Shenandoah has a robust bear population, but it takes all of us to keep them safe and healthy. Improperly stored or disposed of food attracts bears, putting visitors and bears in potentially harmful situations. Bears learn where to find easy food sources, and they will return time and time again. This behavior can force the park to label them “nuisance” bears. Nuisance bears must be trapped and relocated to remote regions. Nuisance bears that find their way back to humans’ food or trash may face more dire consequences.

History Preservation

Built in 1911, Boulder Cabin was part of the original Skyland Resort.  When Congress established Shenandoah National Park in 1926, most of the Skyland buildings were torn down. But Boulder Cabin remained and became a Park Ranger office. However, as federal funding for national parks decreased, Shenandoah National Park’s workforce contracted and Boulder Cabin was abandoned. It has stood vacant for over 20 years. But now…

Next Generation

SNP Trust supports the Education Program operation at Shenandoah National Park to provide a broad range of recreational, educational, and service-learning experiences in Shenandoah National Park for youth through adult audiences.

The goals of Play, Learn, Serve is to provide meaningful national park experiences for audiences of all ages that instill a love and appreciation for Shenandoah National Park and national parks in general.

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