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Dana web
Apr 14, 2020

A Legal Win for the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and a Call to Protect Wolves and Wilderness in Idaho

By Dana Johnson

 

You might recall that in January 2016, the U.S. Forest Service authorized Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to make 120 helicopter landings in the River of No Return Wilderness to place radio telemetry collars on 60 elk, despite the Wilderness Act’s clear prohibition on motorized intrusions and its directive to preserve an untrammeled Wilderness. To our knowledge, this was the most extensive helicopter intrusion in Wilderness that has ever been authorized. 

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Dana web
Mar 16, 2020

What's all the buzz in the Boundary Waters?

By Dana Johnson

 

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is located within the Superior National Forest in Minnesota and stretches over 115 miles along the Minnesota-Ontario border. The Wilderness, along with Canada’s adjoining Quetico Provincial Park, protects a complex ecosystem of nearly 3,000 glacial lakes connected by a vast, meandering network of streams and portages.

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Feb 06, 2020

Let's Protect our Nation's Largest Wilderness Study Area

By Kevin Proescholdt

 
At the end of October, Wilderness Watch filed a formal objection to the new Final Land Management Plan for the Chugach National Forest in response to the Forest Service’s seemingly intentional disregard for protecting the 2 million-acre Nellie Juan-College Fiord Wilderness Study Area (WSA) that is part of the Chugach.
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Gary Macfarlane Wilderness Watch President
Jan 23, 2020

BLM Plan Would Degrade the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness

By Gary Macfarlane

 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released a draft environmental assessment for public input on its proposal to increase visitor use in fragile areas of the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona, most specifically the Wave and Coyote Buttes North. These areas are almost exclusively day use, being only a few miles hike roundtrip.  Read more...

Cyndi
Jan 13, 2020

Hell No to Helicopters in Hellsgate

By Cyndi Tuell

 

They say the idea of Wilderness needs no defense, but that Wilderness just needs defenders. For the past five years Wilderness Watch has worked to defend Wilderness areas in the Tonto National Forest from two agencies that should be protecting rather than degrading these wild places.


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Wilderness Ethics as an Antidote to Climate Change Hubris

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Looking for a Good Alternative for North Cascades Grizzly Recovery

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Why Chainsaws Matter


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Hovercraft Ruling Deals a Major Blow to Land Conservation in Alaska

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The Not So Good Public Lands Omnibus Bill

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The Outlook for Wilderness in Congress

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What’s Wrong with Monitoring Inactive Volcanoes in Wilderness?

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Why Wilderness? It's Irreplaceable

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Wilderness Giant Stewart “Brandy” Brandborg Moves on at 93

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Isle Royale Wolves: I Vote for Nature's Way

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Restraint the Key to Keeping Wilderness Wild

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Giantforte Joins Stealth Attack on Wilderness in Montana

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Bigger is Better


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National Monuments "Review" Threatens Wilderness Too

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Mount Washington Wilderness Protected from Ecological Meddling

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There was no secret deal for mining near the Boundary Waters

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Sigurd Olson and the Establishment of Voyageurs

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Wilderness: The Next 50 Years?

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Wilderness in the Eternity of the Future

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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

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Cheering 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act

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Of Wolves and Wilderness


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Wolves and Isle Royale: Manipulated Zoo or Wild Wilderness?

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A Brief History of Quid Pro Quo Wilderness

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Seeing What All the Dam Fuss Is About

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Wilderness: What and Why


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State Agency Game Farming Is Not Compatible...

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Snow Kiting In Wilderness

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The Most Serious Attack on America's Wilderness

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The Surgeon’s Strike Against the Wilderness Act

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Bill Worf, Wilderness Champion, Has Died at 85



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At Glacier National Park, History Trumps Wilderness

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Your vote will help gain a stronger stewardship policy for wildlife refuge Wilderness

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Wilderness and Overpopulation

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The Need for Wilderness Litigation

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Building New History in Wilderness

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Cleaning up the Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act

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