As one of the newest members of The Wilderness Society’s Governing Council, Dave Matthews is lending his voice to help preserve America’s treasured wilderness—including legislation to protect Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness expansion efforts near his home in Seattle. He is also calling on Congress to avoid short-sighted cuts in programs that preserve land, wildlife, and clean water.
SEATTLE — Imagine a place that is one of the largest and wildest left in the United States. A diverse landscape that has more glaciers than any other place outside of Alaska; where clear, cold rivers give rise to much of the fresh water that flows into Puget Sound and the Columbia River; and is home to one of the largest winter migrations of bald eagles and a healthy return of the magnificent gray wolf. This place is right in our backyard; our own national treasure — the North Cascades.
SEATTLE — Today conservationists and recreational enthusiasts celebrated the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approval of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection (S.721) and Illabot Creek Wild and Scenic (S. 635) Acts.