For Immediate Release
Sierra Club Praises Passage of Boulder White Clouds Wilderness Bill
WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate passed the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act by unanimous consent, permanently protecting the Boulder White Clouds region of Idaho.
Following the passage of this landmark wilderness bill by the House last week, this legislation now heads to the President’s desk.
In response, Athan Manuel, Director of Sierra Club’s Lands Protection program, released the following statement:
“The Sierra Club proudly applauds the Senate’s action to pass this bill, and permanently protecting the Boulder White Clouds region. In protecting the more than 275,000 acres, we can finally guarantee the future of what is one of the largest unprotected, roadless, forest landscape left in the lower 48 states.
“Today’s passage is a credit to the tireless work by Representative Simpson, Senator Risch, and grassroots coalition of wilderness advocates.”
The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.