Friends of the Central Cascades Wilderness is a new non-profit founded in 2014. We help steward the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Three Sisters, Diamond Peak, and Mt. Thielsen Wilderness Areas. We seek to promote public awareness of wilderness and wild lands and build a local constituency which recognizes the importance of and supports wilderness stewardship practices. For our first field season our primary activity will be boots on the ground stewardship work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to maintain and improve wilderness character.
A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.