Last Chance To Comment On Suiattle Repairs!
If you haven't commented on the Suiattle River Road Repair Environmental Assessment (EA), now is the time! The closing date for comments is tomorrow, and if you care about this area you should make sure your voice is heard.
WTA is commenting on the EA, in support of Alternative B. This alternative would restore access to the road end and all the amazing Glacier Peak Wilderness backcountry accessed from it. Alternative B would move the road back from the river in several places, allowing the Suiattle to conform to a more natural flow and reconnect with it's historical wetlands. Alternative B also restores Downey Creek to a more natural flow pattern by extending the bridge and demolishing an embankment that's constrained the river for years.
Finally, Alternative B is the only one that will fully restore vehicle access to the end of the road. The Suiattle is the last of the western access points to the Glacier Peak Wilderness, so this EA is a tremendous opportunity to regain some magnificent hikes.
Thank you for taking the time to weigh in on this EA, regardless of your views!