New bill crucial for Central Washington’s conservation efforts

July 30, 2020

The nearly completed Great American Outdoors Act continues to make headlines across Washington State. “One of the biggest Congressional conservation victories in decades will provide significant funding for projects in the central Cascades”, the Yakima Herald reported yesterday. Read the full story here.


The Nature Conservancy’s Cle Elum-based forest partnerships manager, Darcy Batura, said some of that money will help transfer critical lands near Snoqualmie Pass and in the Little Naches area to the Forest Service. By eliminating inefficiencies and roadblocks caused by multiple property owners, projects can move forward to achieve important goals such as improving recreation access, reducing fire risk and protecting clean water.