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Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions commemorative art by Roy Hughes.

Washington Wild led a coalition of conservation and recreation groups who worked to develop local support for the second national forest Wilderness designation in Washington State proposal in 30 years. On December 19, 2014, President Barak Obama signed into law legislation designating 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. 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.  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.  


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Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions passed in December of 2014. Click to see full resolution PDF.

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Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Today, Washington Wild was one of 25 local businesses, recreation and conservation groups who signed a comment letter to the Bureau of Reclamation for a water project taking place within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Groups expressed concern that the proposed project requires more substantive review and should be considered in the same analysis as several other […]


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Today, Washington Wild was one of 39  local businesses, recreation and conservation groups who signed  a comment letter to the Chelan County Commissioner and the Washington State department of Ecology expressing concerns for the Icicle Creek Water Resource Management Strategy. The Icicle Creek Working Group (IWG) has proposed several construction projects in the Alpine Lakes […]

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