A Win for the Wild Sky

September 17, 2020 – The Wild Sky Wilderness is part of a 2.6 million-acre wilderness complex in Washington state that straddles the Cascade Mountain Range from Canada south to Snoqualmie Pass. It is a rugged and remote landscape, characterized by steep valleys, exposed ridgetops, old-growth forest and dense vegetation resulting from 150 – 200 inches of annual precipitation. It is also home to a large number of mining claims The Wilderness Land Trust has been working to acquire for more than two decades.

Within and adjacent to the Silver Creek drainage of the Wild Sky Wilderness, the Trust has five active projects underway, and I am pleased to announce the latest acquisition of 160-acres that straddles the wilderness boundary. We originally purchased the surface rights to the property in May of 2019. At that time, the mineral rights were under separate ownership. Through a lengthy legal process, these rights have been unified with the land.

We now turn our attention to transferring the property over to the U.S. Forest Service as part of an ongoing effort to stitch together the fabric of the wilderness.

Thank you for your continued support of our work to protect the Wild Sky Wilderness, now and for future generations.