New Conservation Voices
By Billy Frank
For a thousand generations we have cherished the forests of our region. The tribal way of life has been sustained by giant cedars along our rivers, and by ancient firs and pines along the snow-capped Cascades.Read more...
WA Business Leaders Support Public Lands Legacy
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 - Dozens of local CEO's and executives of Washington-based companies sent a letter to the key House and Senate Committees and the Washington Congressional delegation in support of a handful of public lands bills pending in Congress. The letter supported enacting a public land legacy for Washington State including legislation to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and designate two Wild and Scenic Rivers near Snoqualmie Pass. The result is an impressive and powerful collection of 45 executives from around the state including leadership form the Seattle and Kittitas County Chambers of Commerce, The Tri Cities Economic Development Council, the Washington Clean Technology Alliance, Alaska Air Group, Tully's Coffee and many more. Read the final letter.
Summer Hike Series 2014!
September 27th - Wallace Falls Hike and
Brewshed® Happy Hour with Twin Rivers Brewing!
Date: Saturday, September 27th
Brewshed® Happy Hour with Twin Rivers (aka Adam's NW Bistro & Brewery)
Come join us for a day of great scenery- moutnain views, waterfalls, rivers, and old growth all in one hike with a beer to follow! After a day of beauty we will head to Twin Rivers Brewing for a Brewshed® Happy Hour where a $1 per pint sold is donated to Washington Wild. There is no question as to why this hike is so popular- with such great views and easy accessibility it makes it a no brainer. During this hike we will discuss the Brewshed® Connection between protected water and better downstream beer. After we learn how work by organizations like Washington Wild protect not only the lands and waters of Washington, but the beer- we will go enjoy one at Brewshed® Partner Twin Rivers Brewing in Monroe starting at four. If you can't make the hike feel free to join us at the brewery!
Court Says Mt. St. Helens Is No Place For A Mine
July 3, 2014 – A federal district court struck down the federal government's approval of a controversial mining exploration project on federal public lands adjacent to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The court found that the government's approval of the 900-acre project, which included 63 drill holes and would use 5,000 gallons of groundwater per day, violated numerous federal public land and environmental laws and was not consistent with the purpose for which the land was purchase by the Forest Service – namely conservation and recreation. Read more.
Alpine Lakes Legislation Clears House Committee
July 30, 2014 - The House Natural Resources Committee passed by voice vote the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act (H.R. 361). The committee action marks the next step in a bill's road to becoming law after a companion bill passed the full Senate last year. However, a handful of unnecessary and problematic amendments were added to the bill in Committee. Read More.
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