Highway 2

Breathtaking to explore and crucial to the health of the larger North Cascades landscape, Highway 2 is an important wildland to protect.

The Wilderness Society’s work along the Highway Two corridor aims to meet the recreational needs of the region and demonstrate the benefit of wilderness to local communities. We are committed to improving access to lands and ecological health of watersheds.

Why Highway Two

The wilderness areas in the Highway Two corridor are not only important for their natural resource values, but for the outstanding recreation opportunities they offer.

Work we’re doing

We're working in the Highway Two corridor on projects focused on recreational access and watershed restoration.

Our partners

Our diverse partnerships are crucial to the success of our Highway Two work.

See also:

Methow Valley

Yakima Basin

  • Jennifer Dickson

    During its history, the state of Idaho has sold off more than 1.7 million acres of land to private interests, according to an analysis of land sale data by The Wilderness Society released this week.

  • Michael Reinemer

    On Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and National Forests, the agencies are mismanaging the use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) such as dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles, resulting in unnecessary damage to watersheds and wildlife, and conflict with other recreationists. This is in spite of a long-standing legal obligation dating back to the 1970s that requires federal land agencies to minimize such damage and conflict.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Development of natural areas in the United States, coupled with expected changes in climate, have increased the importance of migration corridors that connect protected natural areas. Large, connected wild lands reduce the isolation of animal and plant populations and allow for migration and movement that can help preserve populations of wild species and enhance genetic and ecosystem diversity.