Wenatchee, on the other hand, got wise and resisted going along. Read all about it, but don't miss ideas below about our situation (including a warning).
Group drops Methow Valley from new National Park proposal
Story by K.C. Mehaffey
Monday, September 26, 2011
MAZAMA — A plan to add about 109,000 acres of the Methow Valley Ranger District to the North Cascades National Park has been dropped, due to opposition from mountain bikers, hunters, dog-owning hikers and others.
The American Alps Legacy Project on Friday released its final proposal, which would now add nearly 238,000 acres to the park, instead of the 350,000 acres once envisioned.
Established in 1968, the 684,000-acre park would increase by more than one-third its current size, and could bring more than 1,000 new jobs to rural communities surrounding the park, an economic study of the proposal found. The park is currently one of the least-visited in the lower 48 states.
In the final proposal, a large area between Washington Pass and Mazama was taken out, while land in western Washington was added. (more)
It doesn't take much to figure out where "land in western Washington" was added. Maybe it's still not too late to put the brakes on "Alpine Alps." Have you contacted County Council lately? WARNING. WE think it's possible that other eco-activist "conservation" groups may be competing for even tighter "wildland" control over this public property. So be careful what you ask for if you call or write. This national forest land should remain just as it is: largely wild, but accessible and productive. Keep your antenna up.