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

  • BLM Planning 2.0 hearing support documents

  • 2015 Audited Financial Statements

  • 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700 million subsurface acres of oil and gas resources on nearly 250 million acres of public lands is saddled with outdated and unbalanced policies, often contradicting its own mandate to manage the land for multiple uses.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.