Interesting. A group called the Virginians for Wilderness is proposing that the largest wilderness area in the east in be created near my hometown. This is an issue that I'm pretty passionate about, so I hope they meet with success, even though congress has other priorities these days when it comes to public land policy.
I've hiked extensively in the proposed area, and it would make a fine wilderness. Ramsey's Draft, which would be included in the proposed area, already protects quite a large stand of old forest, mostly vigin hemlock, some of which were seedlings when Columbus arrived in America.