Legislation to protect wilderness in Michigan, Oregon, and Washington cleared the U.S. Senate on Wednesday (June 19), marking a key step toward the addition of nearly 90,000 acres to the National Wilderness Preservation System. The Pew Charitable Trusts is working in support of 13 other measures to safeguard wild public land.
“We are pleased to see the Senate take early action for wilderness and other public lands bills,” said Tim Mahoney, a director of U.S. public lands initiatives for The Pew Charitable Trusts. “We are especially appreciative that Chairman Ron Wyden of Oregon, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and leadership are working cooperatively, moving past partisan gridlock to protect these important landscapes.”
See the pending wilderness bills Pew is working on in the 113th Congress