New Conservation Voices
By John McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Proposals to designate more wilderness often elicit the sufficiency objection. With so much protected already, some people ask why we need more. Of note, only 5% of all national forest Wilderness currently designated in Washington State protects low elevation forests and riparian areas below 3,000 ft.Read more...
We did it! OVER 500 supporters stood alongside Washington Wild to Create a Big Tent for Conservation!!
Photo Credit: Carla Villar
Washington Wild’s special appeal to Create a Big Tent for Conservation was a huge success – we nearly doubled our goal to raise $25,000 and reached OVER 500 supporters throughout the campaign! The success of our campaign will help us continue to protect the wild lands and waters of Washington state on the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Thank you to everyone who joined us under the tent.
Local Businesses Join Conservation, Recreation and Wildlife Groups in Concerns with Army Helicopter Training Proposal
11/03/15 - Today, nearly 70 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations and local businesses pushed back on a proposal by the Army to shift existing training activities from Colorado to Washington State. The proposal would create four new helicopter training areas on natioanl foest land in the North Cascades and southwest Washington on the doorstep of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Read the press release.
Announcing our 2015 Summer Photo Contest Winners!
Every summer, Washington Wild staff members are faced with a wonderful yet tough decision, choosing the winners of the Summer Photo Contest. The pictures submitted year after year capture the essence of the wild places throughout the state that Washington Wild works to protect in a breathtaking light. From sunsets and mountains to waterfalls and rivers, different pieces of the landscape are revealed in an astounding still beauty. It is said that a picture is worth 1,000 words, but even 1,000 words can’t truly capture every aspect of the Wilderness experience- after all it is still in time.
First Place: Andy Porter's Sunset at Park Butte
Conservation & Recreation Groups Comment on Proposed Army Helicopter Training
07/30/15 - Today, 26 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations from around the state weighed in on a proposal put forward by the Army shift existing training activities to four new helicopter training areas in the North Cascades backcountry on the Okanagan Wenatchee National Forest and in southwest Washington on mostly state forest lands and on the doorstep of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Read the press release.
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