Methow Valley

Due to the hard work of tireless conservation advocates, the Methow Valley has a strong legacy of protection for its wild lands and waters.

The Wilderness Society’s work aims to build on this community’s rich conservation legacy to gain further protection. We are working to ensure the community continues to have recreational access to wild lands and to enhance the valley’s ecological health. 

Why the Methow Valley

The Methow Valley is beloved by nearly all who live or have passed through this incredible place.

Work we’re doing

We're working in the Methow Valley to protect its wild lands and waters and facilitate sustainable recreation on the land.

Our partners

The Wilderness Society’s diverse partnerships are crucial to the success of our work in the Methow Valley.

See also:

Highway Two

Yakima Basin

  • Michael Reinemer

    More than 50 million acres of Bureau of Land Management Land could include more conservation measures to help sage-grouse, based on plans announced by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  The plan released for Idaho is meant to pair the protection of sage-grouse habitat with other multiple use management of public lands. If implemented correctly, this plan can create more certainty for Idaho ranchers while also making a significant commitment to conserve sage-grouse habitat.

  • Anastasia Greene

    The future of more than 50 million acres of Bureau of Land Management Land could include more conservation measures based on plans announced by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today.  When adopted and implemented, the federal plans for managing the conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse could complement the broad number of efforts already underway across the West and highlight a commitment to conservation that is needed from the Interior Department.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Citing some of “the most beautiful and iconic landscapes on earth” in Teton County’s backyard, the board of commissioners Tuesday morning unanimously passed a resolution that “opposes any and all efforts by the State of Wyoming to obtain the wholesale transfer of federal lands in Wyoming” to the state. In January, Sweetwater County filed a letter with the state legislature stating similar opposition to measures that would turn over federal public lands—such as parks, wilderness, and national forests—to state jurisdiction and management.