New Conservation Voices
By Jim Whittaker
Growing up in Seattle, with Mount Rainier, the Olympics and the Cascades beckoning, I developed a passion for the natural world and climbing. Whether in the damp, clean air of an ancient forest or on a snowy summit, the beauty and richness of the wild places within Washington are an inspiration and comfort to millions of Washington residents a year.Read more...
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Alpine Lakes and Illabot Creek Passes Congress, Goes to President's Desk
December 12, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act including legislation to protect 22,000 acres of new Wilderness and designate 40 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers near Snoqualmie Pass and designate 14 miles of Illabot Creek, a tributary to the Skagit River as Wild and Scenic. Washington Wild has led efforts for seven years with Sen. Patty Murray, and Representatives Dave Reichert and Suzan DelBene to make the Alpine Lakes additions a reality. The legislative package now moves to the President's desk to be signed into law. Read the press release.
Alpine Lakes and Illabot Creek Proposals Pass House
December 4, 2014 - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act including a handful of bipartisan bills to protect public lands in Washington State. Included in the bill was legislation to protect 22,000 acres of new Wilderness and designate 40 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers near Snoqualmie Pass and designate 14 miles of Illabot Creek, a tributary to the Skagit River as Wild and Scenic. The Senate looks to take up the same bill next week. Read the press release.
Conservation Organizations Comment on Geothermal Leasing near Mt. Baker
November 28, 2014 - Washington Wild and eight other conservation and recreation groups submitted comments to the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest on a proposal to lease public lands for geothermal exploration and development. While the organizations support efforts to explore clean and renewable energy sources, the letter calls on the agency to protect the wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities afforded by the rivers and forests near Mt. Baker as well. The Forest Service will decide which of the 83,000 acres being nominated for leasing will be restricted from development before the Bureau of Land Management proceeds with a lease auction. Read the comment letter.
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