A bill to protect an additional 22,000 acres of wilderness adjoining the existing Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area and designate nearly 30 miles of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and 10 miles of the Pratt River as Wild and Scenic Rivers was heard by the House Natural Resources Committee’s Su
The federal government is continuing to lease out land for energy development at a faster rate than it is protecting sensitive wild lands, according to The Wilderness Society. However, there are growing opportunities for land protection both from Congress and the Obama administration.
The Wilderness Society (TWS), Sierra Club and other participating groups, honored Sen. Murray for her efforts to protect America’s wild places and green spaces that are essential in reconnecting people to the great outdoors.
President Barack Obama is expected to announce plans to reduce global warming emissions through an array of initiatives, including doubling our nation’s renewable energy goals and implementing energy efficiency programs that would reduce the dependence on our public lands for energy develo