Ernest M. "Ernie" Dickerman
Virginia's Mountain Treasures is dedicated to the life and memory of Ernie Dickerman - gentleman, indefatigable defender of the wild, and my dear friend and mentor.
For more than 60 years,
Ernie fought to protect wilderness from logging and development,
and is widely recognnized as the one most responsible for the passage
of the Eastern Wilderness Act. It is because of his efforts that
protection of the wildlands described herein is possible.