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Indian Heaven Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT 
A forested plateau giving way to meadows with many small lakes, ponds, and marshes, several tribes (including the Yakama, Klickitat, Cascades, Wasco, Wishram, and Umatilla) have gathered here since time immemorial for berry picking, fishing, and hunting. Periodically over the past 9,000 years Indians (including the Yakima, Klickitat, Cascades, Wasco, Wishram, and Umatilla tribes) gathered here for berry picking, fishing, and hunting. 

HOW IT WAS PROTECTED 
The Indian Heaven Wilderness was protected in 1984 by the Washington State Wilderness Act. Washington Wild was founded in 1979 with the goal of building a local grassroots movement to protect Wilderness areas throughout Washington. After five years of advocacy and organizing, the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 marked the organization’s first major victory. 

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Indian Racetrack Trail 

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