Buffalo Plateau
April 21, 2021

Poison has no place in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness

The Forest Service (FS) needs to reject a proposal by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) to poison 43 miles of Buffalo Creek plus two lakes in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Montana, which is part of the famed Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. 
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Cattle trespassing near Pecos Wilderness, New Mexico, by George Wuerthner
April 17, 2021

Drop Trump-era Forest Service grazing plan

Wilderness Watch is urging the Forest Service to drop its proposed changes to its livestock grazing program on millions of acres of public lands, including Wilderness. The FS’s Rangeland Management Directives were released in the waning days of the Trump administration, and have huge implications for wildlife and Wilderness. 
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Crooked Creek in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness
April 09, 2021

Treat the Wenaha-Tucannon like the Wilderness it is

Wilderness Watch is urging the Forest Service (FS) to adopt a wilderness-compatible alternative for addressing the burned out bridge at Crooked Creek in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness in Oregon. The agency is proposing to build a new a bridge at the site of a former 80-foot entirely wooden bridge destroyed by fire in 2015.
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March 30, 2021

Litigation on National Park Service e-bike rule will proceed

On Tuesday, March 30, we received good news about our lawsuit to restore the ban on electric-powered bikes, or e-bikes, on non-motorized trails in National Parks. A federal judge rejected the former Trump Administration’s November 2020 motion to dismiss, calling a key portion of the administration’s argument “nonsensical.” The ruling gives our case the go-ahead to proceed.

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North Fork Blackfoot River Scapegoat Wilderness Montana
March 03, 2021

Montana Proposing to Poison the Famed Scapegoat Wilderness

Wilderness Watch is urging the Forest Service to reject a Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) plan to poison 67 miles of the North Fork Blackfoot River and its headwater tributaries and three small lakes in the Scapegoat Wilderness, in an attempt to kill the non-native fish the FWP has been stocking in these streams for decades.
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Whitebark Pines in the Mission Mountains Wilderness
February 01, 2021

Protect Wilderness in Whitebark Pine Listing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering listing whitebark pine under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The listing rule must make clear that interventions and manipulations (e.g. agency-ignited fire, genetic selection and seedling planting, and chemical applications) are not appropriate in designated Wilderness as protected under the 1964 Wilderness Act. Instead, natural processes and natural selection must be protected and valued in the broader effort to protect…
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January 22, 2021

President Biden Delivers on Promise to Arctic Refuge

The Arctic Refuge gained a reprieve on 1/20/20 when President Biden issued an executive order placing a temporary moratorium on federal government activities aimed at implementing the Trump Administration’s oil and gas leasing program on the Coastal Plain. Biden’s order, citing inadequate environmental review and related legal questions, directs the Secretary to review the leasing program and conduct a new environmental analysis.

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Victory: Air Force drops Gila overflights plan!

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Alpine Lakes Wilderness Threatened by Thirsty Chelan County

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Destructive Grazing Threatens Gila and Blue Range Wildernesses

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Herbicides and Burning Six Wildernesses in Arizona

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Massive Burn Proposed for the Mission Mountains Wilderness

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We're Suing to Stop Cruel Hunting Practices on National Preserves in Alaska

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Good News for Brown Bears in the Kenai Refuge

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Don't Trammel the Palisades Wilderness Study Area

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WW Sues to End the Killing of Grizzly Bears at Bait Stations

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Izembek Road Quashed Again

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WW Objects to Wilderness Helicopter Invasion in Arizona

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Helicopter Net-Gun Capture Stopped in Wasatch Wildernesses

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Allow Natural Recovery of Grizzlies in the North Cascades

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Degrading the Wave at Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs

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Ambler Road Threatens Gates of the Arctic Wilderness

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WW Stops Wilderness “Chainsaw Massacre” in Colorado

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Keep Grazing Allotments Closed in Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness

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E-Bike rules threaten public lands, wildlife, and Wilderness

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Massive Strip Mine Threatens One of the East's largest Wildernesses

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National Environmental Policy Act on the line

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Keep the Promise of a Wild Cumberland Island

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BLM's "Loony" Action


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Time to Close Airstrips in River of No Return Wilderness

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Seismic Exploration Threatens Arctic Refuge

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WW appeals livestock grazing permit renewals in Colorado

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Leave the Cascades and Olympic Wildernesses Be

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Keep Cows out of the Hoover Wilderness

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No Permanent Firebreaks in the Ventana Wilderness

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Wilderness Community Unites to Keep Bike Ban in Wilderness

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Proposed BLM grazing regs threaten Wilderness across the West

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Wilderness and Mining Don't Mix

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WW Sues to Stop Motorboat Abuse in Boundary Waters


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Restore Wilderness in Olympic National Park

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Sulfide Mines Threaten Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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BLM Seeking to Commercialize Wildernesses in New Mexico

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WW Challenges Increased Grazing in Little Jacks Creek Wilderness

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Commercial Spaceport Threatens Cumberland Island Wilderness

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Remove Pemigewasset Wilderness Bridge

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Wilderness Watch Opposes Human Meddling in Boundary Waters

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Let the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness Be

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Visitor Permit System Coming to Central Cascades Wildernesses

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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 Drops Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness Juniper Project

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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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When the Cure is Worse than the Disease

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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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Another Building Boom in the Olympics

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Forest Service Proposes Logging and Burning Wildernesses in Arizona

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Supersonic jet flights threaten Owyhee Wildernesses and wildlife

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Wilderness Watch Votes for Nature's Way

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Moscow, ID 83843

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