Sunday, January 11, 2009

Senate boosts wilderness protection across US

Senate boosts wilderness protection across US


he measure - actually a collection of about 160 bills - would confer the government's highest level of protection on land ranging from California's Sierra Nevada mountain range to Oregon's Mount Hood, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and parts of the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia. Land in Idaho's Owyhee canyons, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan and Zion National Park in Utah also would be designated as wilderness.

This is a good start to the new Congress. I'm kind of surprised though that Mt Hood and the Sierra Nevadas weren't already protected.

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