Washington Wild successfully led a coalition of conservation and recreation groups to develop local support for permanently protecting more than 22,000 acres of rare low-elevation forest land as Wilderness adjacent to the existing Alpine Lakes Wilderness area and nearly 30 miles of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie and 10 miles of the Pratt Rivers as Wild & Scenic. This legislation was signed into law on December 19, 2014.
Now, Get Out & Explore Your Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions using the recreation map linked below!
These additions are the second national forest Wilderness designation in Washington State in 30 years, and we have deep gratitude to our congressional partners. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA08) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA01) introduced and passed legislation through both the House and Senate, and it was ultimately signed by President Barack Obama. To the right you can see the commemorative art artwork created by local artist Roy Hughes in honor of the passage of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions.
- Bill Text (H.R. 361 and S. 112)
- Legislative History
- Complete Endorsement List
- Stakeholder Issues Addressed
- What People are Saying About the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions
- The Case for the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions
- The Case for Middle Fork Snoqualmie and Pratt River Designation
- Wilderness FAQ
- Wild & Scenic River FAQ
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