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

  • 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.