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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.


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