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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: National Parks
December 6, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Wilderness access: Maintaining national parks is a priority

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette’s guest column [“Maintaining Access to Wilderness,” Opinion, Dec. 3] presents interesting arguments for opening a road in the Stehekin wilderness, which in one way makes sense to provide greater opportunities for wilderness visitors. On the other hand, I hope she understands that wilderness is, indeed, just that and…


Comments | More in National Parks | Topics: National Parks Service, Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, Stehekin

November 24, 2014 at 6:05 AM

National Parks: Congress needs to step up and provide funding

With recent coverage surrounding proposed fee increases at Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks and others, it’s important to note that while visitor fees help to a small extent the National Park Service’s fiscal crisis, Congress needs to do its share. Entrance fees have remained stagnant for many years while the need for park improvements and…


Comments | More in National Parks | Topics: Jamie Herrera Beutler, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park