Document - Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions: The Case for Wilderness

Abstract

Just 45 minutes east of downtown Seattle, the Pratt, Middle Fork and South Fork Snoqualmie Valleys are the closest mountain valleys to Puget Sound population centers. This remarkable area includes glacier-cut u-shaped valleys, snow capped peaks, old-growth forests, whitewater rivers and strong native trout runs. In 1976, the Alpine Lakes Wilderness was designated by Congress and has become the most visited Wilderness in the country. Now, thirty years later, there is an opportunity to permanently protect key additions to the Alpine Lakes that will preserve important wildlife habitat, existing recreational opportunities and local economies that rely on both. Congressionally-designated Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River Designations are the strongest and most durable means to ensure that these special areas are preserved for our children and grandchildren to experience.

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Fact sheet on Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions for Washington's 8th Congressional District.

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Filename - Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions: The Case for Wilderness178.pdf

Size - 37.18KB

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