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Nov 05, 2019

North Cascades Grizzly Recovery: Looking for an Alternative that is Good for Grizzlies and Good for Wilderness

By Kevin Proescholdt

 
Wilderness Watch recently asked the National Park Service to develop a new alternative in the planning for grizzly bear recovery in the North Cascades of Washington State. Our suggested proposal would both benefit grizzlies and protect designated Wilderness, something that none of the existing alternatives in the NPS’s current plan do.
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Aug 21, 2019

Why Chainsaws Matter

By George Nickas

 
Bill Worf, Wilderness Watch’s founder, liked to tell the story of when shortly after the Wilderness Act passed in 1964, engineers at the Forest Service Development and Technology Center expressed their interest in developing a “silent” chainsaw. Their rationale was that if the newly passed wilderness bill prohibited noisy machines, a really well muffled chainsaw would pass muster since only the operator would hear it. Bill told them not to bother—the Wilderness Act didn’t ban motorized equipment simply because it made noise...

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Apr 22, 2019

Hovercraft Ruling Deals a Major Blow to Land Conservation in Alaska

By Dana Johnson

 

In a major blow to conservation efforts in Alaska, including efforts to protect over 56 million acres of Wilderness in the state, the U.S. Supreme Court held that John Sturgeon, a moose hunter, can “rev up his hovercraft in search of moose” on the Nation River—a river that flows through the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska. 

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Feb 25, 2019

The Not So Good Public Lands Omnibus Bill

By George Nickas

 
As they say, the devil is in the details, and when the likes of anti-public lands legislators Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) stamp their approval on a massive 698-page public lands omnibus bill, we’d best dig deep. So, why isn’t that happening?

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Jan 22, 2019

The Outlook for Wilderness in Congress

By George Nickas and Kevin Proescholdt

 
Now that the 116th Congress has convened, the good news is no longer will the likes of Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) set the agenda and tone for wilderness and public lands legislation in the People's House. Largely gone from public debate will be the tidal wave of terrible legislation that threatened to undo a half-century of Wilderness protection.

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Oct 04, 2018

What’s Wrong with Monitoring Inactive Volcanoes in Wilderness?

By Kevin Proescholdt
 
Wilderness Watch recently objected to a Forest Service decision to allow permanent seismic monitoring stations in the Glacier Peak Wilderness in Washington state. If this decision doesn’t change, the Forest Service would fail to protect and preserve Glacier Peak’s wilderness conditions consistent with the 1964 Wilderness Act. Beyond Glacier Peak, any Wilderness—including those surrounding seismically-active Yellowstone National Park or elsewhere—would be damaged by the installation and servicing of any kind of permanent monitoring stations.

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Time to Change how we Administer Wilderness

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Wolke on Wheels

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Wilderness Intended as Refuge from Bikes

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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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Wilderness More Important than Ever

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Can We Still Keep Wilderness Wild?

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Paddling would mar wild landscapes

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A Winter Visit to Cumberland Island Wilderness

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So-Called Conservation Groups Betray Wilderness

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The evolution of Monte Dolack's Commemorative Wilderness Poster

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Wilderness Advocate Polly Dyer Recognized with Honorary Doctorate

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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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Wilderness: A Place to Unplug

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At Glacier National Park, History Trumps Wilderness

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Wilderness: A Plan for Change

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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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Perseverance Pays Off


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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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Not Open for Business


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