Jerome Walker Cumberland Island Wilderness 200x150
June 07, 2018

Commercial Rocket Launches Threaten Cumberland Island Wilderness

Wilderness Watch is concerned over a proposal to launch commercial rockets over the Cumberland Island Wilderness off the coast of southern Georgia. Camden County’s commercial space launch site would be less than five miles from Cumberland Island National Seashore. The proposal poses a grave threat to the seashore and the Cumberland Island Wilderness, which Wilderness Watch has long-fought to protect.

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Eagle Cap Wilderness hiker Leon Werdinger
June 06, 2018

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 June 2018 letter, 150 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 is presenting the letter to Congress with 149 other organizations.

 

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May 30, 2018

Remove Pemigewasset Wilderness Bridge

Wilderness Watch is supporting the Forest Service’s (FS) draft decision to remove an unsafe log bridge over the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in the Pemigewasset Wilderness in New Hampshire. In keeping with the spirit of the Wilderness Act, the FS stated that visitors must “meet nature on its terms.” The 46,000-acre Pemigewasset, known for its beautiful peaks, forests, and vistas, is the largest Wilderness in the state. 

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Pine Valley Mountain W Chris Barns 200x150
May 30, 2018

Let the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness Be

Wilderness Watch recently urged the Forest Service to let the Pine Valley Wilderness "be" rather than conduct its proposed significant new manipulation project on the Dixie National Forest in southern Utah. The Forest Service is planning the "Grass Valley Watershed Restoration Project" in the Pine Valley Ranger, which includes this beautiful mountain island Wilderness. The project area includes 9,268 acres of the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness, of which 8,721 acres are proposed for "treatment"…

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
May 21, 2018

Wilderness Watch Opposes Human Meddling in Boundary Waters

Wilderness Watch recently weighed in against human meddling inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). In the Hi Lo Project, the Forest Service proposes to intentionally ignite 1,314 acres of forest inside the BWCAW.

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May 21, 2018

Visitor Permit System Proposed for Central Cascades Wildernesses

Wilderness Watch has weighed in on a Forest Service proposal to address increasing visitor use in five Wildernesses in Oregon’s Central Cascades—the Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, Mount Washington, Waldo Lake, and Diamond Peak—to better protect conditions within the Wildernesses. 

 

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April 26, 2018

Time to Close Airstrips in River of No Return Wilderness

Wilderness Watch and other groups have sent the Chief of the Forest Service a letter urging him to permanently close four backcountry airstrips located in the Big Creek drainage within the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. The Simonds, Vines Ranch, Dewey Moore, ad Mile Hi airstrips were not in regular use at the time of wilderness designation through the Central Idaho Wilderness Act in 1980, and they should have been closed permanently decades ago. 

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Isel Royale Kevin Proeschold
March 27, 2018

We Vote for Nature's Way

Should we manipulate and MANage wildlife and ecosystems in Wilderness for the benefit of researchers and tourists, or should we let nature decide? That’s the question facing the National Park Service at Isle Royale Wilderness in Michigan.

Unfortunately, the National Park Service has decided to move ahead with its plan for heavy-handed manipulation of the Isle Royale Wilderness in Michigan. Its Environmental Impact Statement released in February 2018 plans for the capture of 20 to 30 wild wolves…

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WW Sues to Stop Road Through Izembek Wilderness

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Sulfide Mines Threaten Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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No Helicopter-Assisted Game-Farming Project in Wasatch Wildernesses

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A Wilderness Win for the North Fork John Day Wilderness

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National Monument "Review" Threatens Wilderness

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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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World's First Wilderness Area Under Attack

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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 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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Utah Public Lands Initiative Guts Wilderness Protections

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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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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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Wilderness Watch blocks hundreds of helicopter landings in Arizona

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A Better Plan for Trail Work in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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WW Supports Federal Purchase of State Lands in the Boundary Waters

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Wilderness Watch Opposes Lake and Stream Poisoning in Teton Wilderness

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Restore the Enchanted Valley in the Olympic Wilderness

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