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

  • This report describes how the U.S. government agency that oversees 700 million subsurface acres of oil and gas resources on nearly 250 million acres of public lands is saddled with outdated and unbalanced policies, often contradicting its own mandate to manage the land for multiple uses.

    90 percent of the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management is open to oil and gas leasing, even in areas with little or no potential for developing these resources, compromising potential for protecting wildlife and recreation, while encouraging speculative leasing.

  • This report describes how the U.S. government agency that oversees 700 million subsurface acres of oil and gas resources on nearly 250 million acres of public lands is saddled with outdated and unbalanced policies, often contradicting its own mandate to manage the land for multiple uses.

    90 percent of the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management is open to oil and gas leasing, even in areas with little or no potential for developing these resources, compromising potential for protecting wildlife and recreation, while encouraging speculative leasing.

  • This data map is an update to the Open for Business leasing statistics. It shows BLM acreage open to leasing around the West.