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Trapper Creek Wilderness

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

The 5,963-acre Trapper Creek Wilderness just north of the Columba River protects nearly all of the Trapper Creek drainage and provides critical anadromous fish habitat in the Wind River watershed. Sparkling streams and cascading waterfalls grace steep forested canyons that make up the heart of the Wilderness, providing habitat for a variety of wildlife such as spotted owls, pileated woodpeckers, goshawks, blacktail deer, Roosevelt elk, and black bears. Cougar, bobcat, and pine marten can be observed occasionally.   

The Trapper Creek Wilderness was protected in 1984 by the Washington State Wilderness Act. Washington Wild was founded in 1979 with the mission to build 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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