What are Pisgah Defenders’ goals?

We are interested in protecting the original purpose and mission of Pisgah State Park as stated in the founding documents, which indicated that the land would be a “wilderness state park” used primarily for recreation.

As a result of the new management plan and the recent actions of the state, we feel that the agencies responsible for the management of the park have lost sight of that founding purpose.

We are also interested in educating the public about the recent policy changes and in recruiting people who are interested in protecting this unusual public resource for future generations. If enough voices are heard in favor of the founding plans for the park, we believe that the policymakers will need to pay attention.