Recommend wilderness in the Colville National Forest
THIS ALERT HAS BEEN RETIRED. THANK YOU!
An important next step towards wilderness protection for roadless areas on the Colville National Forests are wilderness recommendations made by the Forest Service.
Public comments have the power to improve the draft forest plan for Colville, particularly personalized comments. Please take a moment to add your own words to the letter below!
Comments are due Wed., Sept. 28, 2011.
In the 1984 Washington Wilderness Act, the Colville National Forest was largely left behind. Today just 3% of the forest is designated wilderness - less than any other national forest in the West. Yet the wild landscapes of the Columbia Highlands are an important connection between the Rockies and the Cascades for wildlife from lynx to wolves. Those same wild lands provide, treks like the famed Kettle Crest Trail stretching nearly to the BC border and some of the finest wilderness experiences in the state.
We've an opportunity to protect wild, roadless forests in the Colville. In their proposed forest plan revisions the Forest Service has made a good start on wilderness recommendations, but there are many other deserving areas, including the Kettle Crest along Sherman Pass, Thirteenmile Canyon, Twin Sisters, and Hall Mountain/Grassy Top.
And if you haven't already, please also send a second letter commenting on the Okanogan-Wenatchee.