"Wild Olympics Plan Unveiled -- 126,000 Acres Proposed For Wilderness"

"A sweeping plan, carefully vetted on the Olympic Peninsula, would designate 126,000 acres of mountains and forests on the peninsula as wilderness and protect 19 streams under the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

The Wild Olympics proposal will be unveiled Thursday by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and is supported by five Native American tribes, as well as such major peninsula businesses as Taylor Shellfish and Ocean Gold Seafoods.

The land proposed for protection is in the doughnut shaped Olympic National Forest, which surrounds Olympic National Park. One place admired by many who drive U.S. 101 -- a high forested ridge overlooking Lake Quinault."

Joel Connelly reports for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer May 8, 2019.

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 05/10/2019