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

  • Alex Thompson

    Today, the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management announced a new methane waste rule to replace its own regulations that went into effect only about one year ago. The new rule eliminates important environmental and public health protections established under the 2016 rule and will result in increased natural gas waste and reduced taxpayer revenue.

    The following statement is from Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society:

  • Michael Reinemer

    President Trump’s infrastructure and budget proposals are essentially Valentine’s gifts to oil, gas, coal and other extractive interests.

    The plans would increase fossil fuel development on public lands, weaken environmental safeguards, drain funds from conservation programs and even allow selling off public lands to pay for infrastructure.

    Jamie Williams, President of The Wilderness Society, said:

  • Michael Reinemer

    Public lands and environmental protections would be steamrolled under President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan according to The Wilderness Society’s review of leaked White House documents.  His proposed fiscal year 2019 budget would likely further hobble budgets of federal land management agencies and choke vital programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Both are expected to be released on February 12.

    Drew McConville, Senior Managing Director at The Wilderness Society, said: