Wild Olympics Wilderness, Scenic Rivers Proposal Passes US House

Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park Washington State

Some great news.

A bill to designate nearly 200 square miles of national forest lands on the Olympic Peninsula as wilderness and portions of 19 rivers as wild and scenic passed the U.S. House today.

The Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and eight other public lands packages would add 1.5 million acres to America’s wilderness preservation system plus 1,000 miles of waterways to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

The bill will now go to the U.S. Senate following the 227-200 vote in the House.

LINK (via: Northwest Sportsman)

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