Thanks to comments from our members and supporters, the Forest Service (FS) has issued a draft Environmental Assessment that excludes Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas, recommended Wilderness, and roadless areas from its Region 5 Post Disturbance Hazardous Tree Management Project. This project could have included more than a dozen Wildernesses within the sprawling project area across 10 National Forests in California.
As a tragedy continues at Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California, Wilderness Watch is urging the National Park Service (NPS) to end the tragic, ongoing deaths of rare Tule elk at Point Tomales in the Phillip Burton Wilderness, by taking down the fence so elk can access food and water.
On April 19, 2022, the Forest Service (FS) issued a good decision to keep part of the Hoover Wilderness in California closed to cattle grazing, in part due to pressure from Wilderness Watch and our members and supporters. The area in the "Bridgeport Southwest Rangeland Project" had been closed to livestock grazing for more than a decade. Read more...
On November 13, 2020, a federal court ruled in favor of protecting brown bears in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and Wilderness in Alaska. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge includes approximately 2 million acres of important wildlife habitat and more than 1.3 million acres of Wilderness.
Wilderness Watch is urging the National Park Service to adopt a wilderness-compatible alternative for addressing the boardwalk on the Cape Alava and Sand Point trails in Olympic National Park in Washington. Ninety-five percent of the Park is designated Wilderness, including this northwestern corner on the Pacific Coast.
Wilderness Watch is urging the National Park Service (NPS) to drop a proposal to use helicopters and plant tens of thousands of giant sequoia seedlings in the remote Board Camp Grove in the John Krebs Wilderness in California.