Owyhee
November 25, 2019

Supersonic jet flights threaten Owyhee Wildernesses and wildlife

 

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is proposing to expand its military training airspace over Wilderness in the Owyhee Canyonlands of southwestern Idaho with low-level flights by supersonic fighter jets known as F-15E Strike Eagles. Such activity could shatter the area’s natural sounds, ruin the wilderness experience for visitors, and stress native wildlife.  Read more...
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November 04, 2019

Allow Natural Recovery of Grizzlies in the North Cascades

The National Park Service in conjunction with the US Fish and Wildlife Service has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on a plan to translocate grizzlies into the rugged North Cascades in Washington. The Forest Service is a cooperating agency, though it appears that agency’s input in the DEIS is minimal. Wilderness Watch is urging the Park Service to consider natural recovery options for the grizzly population.

 

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Ambler
October 29, 2019

Ambler Road Threatens Gates of the Arctic Wilderness

Wilderness Watch is voicing concern over a destructive and unnecessary road proposed across a wide swath of the southern Brooks Range in Alaska. The 211-mile road to the so-called Ambler Mining District would facilitate huge mining operations that would benefit a private Canadian company at the expense of Wilderness and wildlife. 

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Tonto
October 07, 2019

WW Objects to Wilderness Helicopter Invasion in Arizona

In October 2019, Wilderness Watch, Grand Canyon Chapter Sierra Club, Friends of the Sonoran Desert, and Cyndi Tuell Consulting submitted a formal Objection on another proposal to use helicopters to capture and collar wildlife in Wildernesses. In this case, Arizona Game and Fish Department has proposed up to 150 helicopter landings in the Four Peaks, Hellsgate, Mazatzal, Salt River Canyon, and Superstition Wildernesses to capture and collar bighorn sheep.

 

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September 18, 2019

Helicopter Net-Gun Capture Stopped in Wasatch Wildernesses

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) has dropped its proposal to use helicopters to net-gun capture and collar mountain goats and bighorn sheep in the Mt. Timpanogos, Lone Peak, and Twin Peak Wildernesses in the Wasatch Mountains. Wilderness Watch and other groups had filed an objection to the proposal, which was antithetical to Wilderness in numerous ways.

 

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August 08, 2019

Izembek Wilderness Victory Threatend by Trump Administration

Wilderness Watch and co-plaintiffs filed a lawsuit on August 7, 2019 to stop the Trump Administration's latest attempt to build a road through the Izembek Wilderness. Our lawsuit challenges the Agreement Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed in July 2019 with King Cove Corporation for a land swap of federal public lands needed to build an 11-mile-long road through the heart of the fabled Izembek Wilderness and National Wildlife Refgue in Alaska. Read more...

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Griz
June 05, 2019

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

 

Wilderness Watch is concerned about a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposal to significantly increase commercial use and allow commercial filming in the new Organ Mountains and Broad Canyon Wildernesses (and several Wilderness Study Areas) in New Mexico. Commercial filming is prohibited in Wilderness. Read more...

Keep the Promise of a Wild Cumberland Island

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BLM's "Loony" Action

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Arctic Refuge in Grave Peril

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Alpine Lakes Wilderness Threatened by Chelan Co.

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Support a Bill to Keep the Border Wall out of Wilderness

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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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Cruel Hunting Practices may be Reinstated on National Preserves in Alaska

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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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Destructive Grazing Threatens Gila and Blue Range Wildernesses

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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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National Monument "Review" Threatens Wilderness

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When the Cure is Worse than the Disease

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Time to Close Airstrips in River of No Return Wilderness

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World's First Wilderness Area Under Attack

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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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Utah Public Lands Initiative Guts Wilderness Protections

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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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Okefenokee Wilderness Threatened by Massive Strip Mine

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Wilderness Watch Votes for Nature's Way

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