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September 19, 2018

A Good Decision for the Charles C. Deam Wilderness

Wilderness Watch recently helped support a good Forest Service (FS) decision dealing with road access to old cemeteries in the 12,472-acre Charles C. Deam Wilderness in Indiana...Under a 1999 policy, the FS not only allowed public access, but allowed public motor vehicle access on old former roads. Over time, interest in accessing these cemeteries has decreased to only about one yearly request to access the Hays 2 cemetery, but still requiring the FS to actively maintain the former road for…

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August 27, 2018

Leave the Cascades and Olympic Wildernesses Be

On August 27, Wilderness Watch submitted a formal Objection to the Forest Service on its draft Record of Decision Mountain Goat Management Plan/EIS for Olympic National Park and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. The agency, cooperating with the National Park Service, plans to move a few hundred goats to Wildernesses in the Cascades, and will eventually kill about another 300 that can’t be caught.  Read more...
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August 14, 2018

Arctic Refuge in Grave Peril

Wilderness Watch is strongly opposing oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, our last great wilderness. An amendment to last year’s tax bill opened the Coastal Plain of the Refuge to oil drilling and associated development, with the requirement that the BLM first prepare an EIS.

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Alpine Lakes Karl Forsgaard
July 30, 2018

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Threatened by Thirsty Chelan County

The popular Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington is being targeted by Chelan County for dam construction and water diversion projects for development, irrigation, and a fish hatchery. Dam construction and maintenance would harm the area’s wilderness character, and these proposed projects would set a bad precedent for our entire National Wilderness Preservation System. 

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Glacier Peak Walter Siegmund
July 10, 2018

WW Opposes Structures and Helicopter Intrusions in Wildernesses

Wilderness Watch is opposing a Forest Service (FS) proposal to allow the US Geological Service to build a permanent seismic monitoring station in the Glacier Peak Wilderness in Washington, and to utilize up to 20 helicopter trips into the Wilderness over four years. Similar to other proposals for structures in Wilderness, the FS has once again failed to justify how these stations are necessary to protect the Wilderness and has failed to look at alternatives, including sites outside the…

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July 09, 2018

No Permanent Firebreaks in the Ventana Wilderness

 Wilderness Watch has filed a formal Objection with Los Padres ForestWatch to stop the Forest Service from building permanent, artificial firelines inside the Ventana Wilderness and allow the Wilderness to restore its wilderness character. The 237,000-acre Ventana Wilderness straddles the Santa Lucia Mountains south of the Monterey Peninsula in the Big Sur country of southern California.

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July 04, 2018

Keep Cows out of the Hoover Wilderness

Wilderness Watch urged the Forest Service to drop its proposal to open the Hoover Wilderness in California to cattle grazing. Bordering Yosemite National Park along the Pacific Crest and falling away to the Great Basin to the east, the Hoover Wilderness is a spectacular piece of the Sierra Nevada range in California, and one of our first designated Wilderness areas. Read more...
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July 01, 2018

Cruel Hunting Practices may be Reinstated on National Preserves in Alaska

Wilderness Watch is fighting the Trump Administration’s proposal to bring cruel “hunting” practices back to our National Preserves in Alaska. Secretary of the Interior Zinke has proposed to roll back a 2015 National Park Service rule banning some unethical practices on 19 million acres of National Preserves in Alaska, which includes millions of acres of Wilderness.

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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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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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Wilderness Community Unites to Keep Bike Ban in 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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Allow Natural Recovery of Grizzlies in the North Cascades

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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 Proposed for 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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Wilderness Watch blocks hundreds of helicopter landings in Arizona

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Wilderness Watch Votes for Nature's Way

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