Proposal For
Missouri Wilderness
MWC has published a proposal to move Wilderness designation forward for 7 areas on Mark Twain National Forest and Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Follow the links below for more information.

The Proposal
8M pdf document
2M pdf document


Proposal Summary and Fact Sheets
4.4M pdf document


"Wilderness For Missouri" Newspaper
5.1M pdf document


Proposal Facts Handout
67K Word document
117K pdf document


Learn More About The Proposed Areas
Proposed Wilderness

News Archive

May 2008 - Smith Creek Wilderness Alert

Mark Twain National Forest's "Southwest Project" undermines the wilderness values of the Smith Creek Proposed Wilderness by proposing logging, road construction, and other developments. Read the full MWC Alert: 237K Word document, or 246K pdf document. Maps Showing Affected Wilderness: 1.1M pdf document.


May 2007 - Doe Run Land Exchange Next To Bell Mountain Wilderness

This project is a proposal to exchange 2 parcels of MTNF land for lands owned by The Doe Run Company. A part of the Doe Run land has highway frontage adjacent to Bell Mountain Wilderness.


April 2007 - A Call For Protection of Missouri Wilderness

Jim Scheff of the Missouri Forest Alliance has produced a statement incorporating an agreement that was reached at a statewide Wilderness meeting in April of 2007.


July 2006 - MTNF Prescribed Burn In Lower Rock Creek

This project involves prescribed burning in 3,660 acres within the Lower Rock Creek Sensitive Area. Read MWC's comment letter.


July 2006 - Lower Rock Creek Removed From MTNF Tornado Salvage Project

The harvest of 177 acres of tornado-damaged trees within the Lower Rock Creek Sensitive Area was removed from this project. Read MWC's comment letter.


December 2006 - Forest Service Incursions Into Missouri Roadless Areas

Missouri Forest Alliance sent out an alert about incursions into the Smith Creek and Lower Rock Creek Wilderness Study Areas. Here's the article.


March 2006 - MWC Signs Roadless Areas Letter

In March a group of conservation organizations sent a letter to National Forest Service chief Dale Bosworth regarding Roadless Area issues. You can view the letter here.


2006 National Forest Land Sale

MWC strongly opposed the 2006-announced National Forest Land Sale. Read the Forest Service's news release.


2005 Mark Twain National Forest Plan

MWC and Missouri Coalition For The Environement jointly filed an appeal of the Record Of Decision for the 2005 Plan. The appeal deals specifically with weakened protections of all 7 of the Forest's "Sensitive Areas". View the PowerPoint presentation that was used at a meeting with the Regional office.
MWC Newsletter #11 Winter 2009

Word document
PDF document


MWC Lower Rock Creek Hike October 2008

Word document
PDF document


MWC Smith Creek Comments October 2008

Word document
PDF document


MWC Wilderness Conference Summary September 2008

Word document
PDF document


MWC Newsletter #10 Summer 2008

Word document
PDF document


MWC Smith Creek Comments May 2008

Word document
PDF document


MWC Smith Creek Alert May 2008

Word document (276K)
PDF document (259K)


MWC Newsletter #9 Spring, 2008

Word document (173K)
PDF document (99K)


MWC Lower Rock Creek Alert February 2008

Word document (144K)
PDF document (141K)


MWC Newsletter #8 Winter, 2008

Word document (131K)
PDF document (129K)


MWC Newsletter #7 November, 2007

Word document (45K)
PDF document (37K)


MWC Newsletter #6 August, 2007

Newsletter (20K)
MWC Strategy Meeting Report (23K)


MWC Newsletter #5 July, 2007

Newsletter (23K)
Peter Raven Attachment (105K)


MWC Newsletter #4 June, 2007

Newsletter (36K)
Missouri Parks Association Attachment (14K)
St. Louis Audubon Society Attachment (714K)


MWC Newsletter #3 May, 2007

Newsletter (23K)


MWC Newsletter #2 March, 2007

Newsletter (16K)
Conservation Federation of Missouri Attachment (141K)


MWC Newsletter #1 March, 2007 (MWC Proposal)

Proposal (2.5M)