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About SAWS

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) is a conservation non-profit dedicated to providing stewardship to protected public lands in the Southern Appalachian region, including in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Arkansas and Kentucky. Learn More.

Founded in 2010, SAWS has a rich history across the Southern Appalachians and we captured our story in a Story Map...

Check out our New Store!

After numerous requests for SAWS apparel, gear, and gifts, we are excited to share our recently launched online store! 

We will continue to update our product offerings, but we would love to hear from you if you don't find what you are looking for. Email us at with any requests or questions. 


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