Success Story 2014

Alpine Lakes

Middle Fork Pratt River Photo: Rick McGuire
Alpine Lakes
American Rivers
22,100 acres and 40 river miles protected

American Rivers and Washington Wild worked with a coalition of organizations in Washington to secure permanent protection for one of the most treasured outdoor recreation destinations near Seattle. Congress passed a bill in December that adds 22,100 acres to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, and protects 30 miles of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and 10 miles of the Pratt River as Wild and Scenic. Alpine Lakes offers key habitat for cougars, bear and elk, and provide recreation opportunities for hikers, fisherman, and whitewater enthusiasts.