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

  • Map and infographics showing the region of the plan, what matters in the Pacific Northwestt (1), what people want in a Northwest Forest Plan (2) and what most voters support in a revised Northwest Forest plan (3). A two page summary of the polls results is below the map and infographics.

  • statewide survey of 600 registered voters in Washington, Oregon and California, with an additional oversample of 200 registered voters in California counties, was conducted by telephone using professional interviewers, including 45% of all interviews conducted via cell phone.

  • “We Can’t Wait: Why we need reform of the federal coal program now,” shows how the industry has been passing on millions in costs every day to the public. The status quo of the program has impacted public lands to the tune of billions of dollars and could multiply if coal companies aren’t held responsible for cleanup as they go bankrupt. Damages due to climate change from mining emissions will cost billions and drinking water for entire cities could be lost to mining or polluted beyond safe drinking levels.