On May 8, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Wild Sky Wilderness Act (H.R. 886/S. 520), as part of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (S. 2739), creating the first new national forest Wilderness area in Washington State in more than 20 years. Conservationists praised Congressman Larsen and Senator Murray for their unwavering commitment to Washington’s one-of-a-kind wildlands, and for all of the people who will enjoy this special place now and into the future. The Wild Sky Wilderness Act, became the first national forest Wilderness to be designated in Washington State in 24 years.
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 […]
Today 17 organizations signed onto a comment letter coordinated by Washington Wild supporting the expansion of the Morning Star Natural Resource Conservation Area (NRCA) by nearly 3,000 acres. The Morning Star is the only NRCA located within Snohomish County and lies adjacent to the recently designated Wild Sky Wilderness. This expansion would effectively extend the […]
After 10 years, Snohomish County Public Works released for public comment a long awaited Environmental Assessment to repair the popular Index-Galena Road. This paved route served as the primary access point to dozens of trailheads, campgrounds and whitewater access points along the North Fork Skykomish River before it was severely damaged by flooding in 2006. […]