Noisy helicopters and landing zones do not belong next door to our national parks, especially one with grizzly habitat and treasured wilderness. The Army has alternatives for training--and they use them now--but there is only one North Cascades National Park.

The wild and rugged North Cascades represent a critical part of Washington State’s natural heritage. The national park offers impressive scenic views, a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, wilderness, wildlife habitat, and opportunities to experience silence and solitude. We need to protect a place like this.

The Army has a proposal to develop helicopter training areas near the park, within a mile of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, and inside the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is clear that a full Environmental Impact Statement is needed for the Army to conserve valuable national park and public lands resources while also finding better alternatives for its training needs.

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  • Noisy Helicopter Training and National Parks Don't Mix

    Oct 2015

    480 letters sent to the Army

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