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14 Years of Wild Sky Wilderness

Posted on May 8, 2022 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog, Wild Sky

Photo Courtesy of Tim Greyhaven

14 years ago today the Wild Sky Wilderness Act was signed into law! Washington Wild began leading a coalition in 2000 to protect this special place located near the towns of Index and Skykomish.

Senator Patty Murray and Representative Rick Larsen led efforts in Congress to designate the Wild Sky Wilderness within the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.

After 8 years of advocacy, then President Bush signed the Act into law on May 8, 2008.

The Wild Sky Wilderness Act became the first national forest Wilderness to be designated in Washington State in 24 years. Conservation victories like Wild Sky are hard won. Coalition building and advocacy takes time — often years! — to see the fruits of labor.

Celebrate the permanent protection of this incredible place by taking a hike this month! Learn more about Wild Sky here.