Eagle Cap Wilderness hiker Leon Werdinger
December 05, 2017

Wilderness Community Unites to Keep Bike Ban in Wilderness

The wilderness community has united to head off efforts by some mountain bikers to open Wilderness to their machines. In a December 2017 letter, 133 organizations from across the country urged Congress to oppose attempts to amend and weaken the Wilderness Act and wilderness protections by allowing bicycles in Wilderness. Wilderness Watch led the sign-on letter effort, and presented the letter to Congress with 132 other organizations.

 

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Boundary Waters Greg Gjerdingen
October 10, 2017

WW Supports Federal Purchase of State Lands in the Boundary Waters

Wilderness Watch is urging the Forest Service to support the federal purchase of 86,000 acres of Minnesota School Trust lands in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) rather than move forward with an ill-conceived plan to shrink the Superior National Forest through a land exchange.
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Pemigewasset Wilderness Erin Paul Donovan
August 30, 2017

Remove Pemigewasset Wilderness Bridge

Wilderness Watch is supporting the Forest Service’s (FS) proposal to remove an unsafe log bridge over the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in the Pemigewasset Wilderness in New Hampshire. The 46,000-acre Pemigewasset is the largest Wilderness in the state, and is known for its beautiful peaks, forests, and vistas.

 

The agency is proposing to dismantle the Thoreau Falls Bridge using primitive hand tools and other nonmotorized equipment. However, the FS wants to retain the option to use…

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Basin Range BLM 200x150
August 10, 2017

National Monument "Review" Threatens Wilderness

On April 26 President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the U.S. Department of the Interior to review all national monuments larger than 100,000 acres and established since 1996—27 monuments in all. This "review" is nothing less than an all out assault on America's public lands legacy by President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke at the request of the oil and gas, coal, mining, grazing, and timber industries. To roll back these protections would be an unprecedented, and…

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Stikine LeConte Wilderness USFS
July 19, 2017

Forest Service Looks to Build in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness

Wilderness Watch is urging the Forest Service to drop its plan to build a permanent two-story structure that would degrade the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness in Alaska for decades to comeThe agency is planning extensive motorboat use to bring in materials along with the use of motorized equipment to build the structure. 

 

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No Helicopters in Mt. Timpanogos, Lone-peak, and Twin Peak Wildernesses

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Allow Natural Recovery of Grizzlies in the North Cascades

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Better Ways to Cross a River

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Forest Service Looking at Visitor Use in the North Cascades

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No Permanent Firebreaks in the Ventana Wilderness

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Commercial Use Threatens Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wildernesses

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Victory for River of No Return Wilderness and its Wildlife

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BLM Should Drop Tree-Cutting Plan for Owyhee Wildernesses

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Kootznoowoo Wilderness Spared an Airport

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WW Urges a Wilder Yosemite and Mt. Rainer Wilderness

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Park Service Should Protect Nation’s Largest Wilderness

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WW Objects to Military Range in Wildernesses
in Washington

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Leave the Fire Island Breach Be

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BLM Proposes Manipulating Remote Wildernesses
in Arizona

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“Keeping It Wild” Jeopardizes the Wildness
of Wilderness

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Wilderness Community Unites to Keep Bike Ban in Wilderness

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Utah Public Lands Initiative Guts Wilderness Protections

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Congress Takes Aim at the Wilderness Act

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WW Supports Restoring the Enchanted Valley in the Olympic Wilderness

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Victory for six Owyhee Wildernesses in Idaho!

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It’s Time to Remove Domestic Sheep in the High Uintas Wilderness

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Congress Allows Unethical Killing in Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

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Military Drops Plans to Land Helicopters in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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WW Challenges Helicopter Invasion to Capture and Collar Elk in the FC-RONRW

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Forest Service Proposes Logging and Burning Wildernesses in Arizona

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Wilderness Watch blocks hundreds of helicopter landings in Arizona

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Another Building Boom in the Olympics

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A Better Plan for Trail Work in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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Sulfide Mines Threaten Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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WW Opposes Lake and Stream Poisoning in Teton Wilderness

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Alpine Lakes Wilderness Threatened by Thirsty Chelan County

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Vehicles and Roads Coming to 22 Wildernesses in Nevada?

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Park Service Proposes Helicopters and Bulldozers for Sequoia National Park

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Defending Wilderness in the Supreme Court

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Forest Service Proposing to Protect the Kalmiopsis Wilderness from Mining

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Wilderness Wins—Court Rejects Road through Izembek Wilderness

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WW Concerned about Structures and Installations in Mt. Hood Wilderness

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WW Sues to Stop Motorboat Abuse in Boundary Waters

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