Roadless forests in Washington define the unique quality of life that we enjoy in the Pacific Northwest. They provide us with clean and safe drinking water and habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as world-class recreation opportunities that contribute to our economy. That is why I am committed to seeing that these lands remain protected.
As a longtime resident of the Sykomish River Valley, I am very familiar with much of the area that will be covered under the Wild Sky Wilderness proposal and it is my sincere hope that this area will be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Having lived in the Skykomish Valley for nearly forty years, including graduating from Sultan High School, I literally grew up in the shadow of the Wild Sky. The beauty of the area has shaped much of who I am today and is the reason I have chosen to continue to live in the Sky Valley.