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Since our founding in 1979, Washington Wild has been instrumental in the protection of nearly 3 million acres of Wilderness throughout Washington State. By bringing people together from different fields, beliefs, political parties, and other walks of life, we are able to connect with a variety of Conservation Voices in defense of a wild and green Washington for generations to come. For more information about Washington Wild, you can check out our Blog and past newsletters below.

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Check out our recent newsletters!

2024 Spring | Looking Back at Our First 45 Years

2023 Fall | Conservation Through Community: Working together as a community to protect and defend our wild places here in Washington has been a core value since our founding. 

2023 Spring | Washington’s Wild Waters: Since 1979, Washington Wild has utilized a broad suite of conservation
tools to protect the values provided by our wild waters.

2022 Fall | Washington’s Wild Legacy: Since 1979, Washington Wild has played a key role to ensure an impressive legacy of protected parks, forest, and wilderness areas throughout Washington State.

2022 Spring | Celebrating a Decade of Brewshed®: A decade ago, an opportunity to engage with a new community emerged as a simple, powerful idea from previous staff member, Schristine Scheele: clean water makes better beer. The beginnings of the Brewshed® program were born.

2021 Fall | Protecting the Skagit Headwaters: Nestled between Skagit Valley Provincial Park and E.C. Manning Provincial Park in British Columbia lies the “donut hole,” an area of land containing lush forests and clean, clear water that serve as the headwaters of the Skagit River. Protecting the Skagit Headwaters is a transboundary issue. 

2021 Spring Newsletter

2021 Spring | Building Winning Partnerships: Coalition building is not always easy—it’s often tough, sometimes thankless, but always essential. Today, you will still find Washington Wild leading, coordinating, or in the middle of coalition efforts to protect our wild lands and waters.

2020 Fall Newsletter

2020 Fall | Public Lands for our Public Health: 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us with the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic recession, racial justice reckoning, and increasingly evident climate impacts. These challenges have also highlighted the importance of our national, state, and city parks, forests, and other public lands.

Spring 2020

2020 Spring | Conservation in a Changing Climate: Through protecting our remaining old-growth forests, preserving the sources of clean water, and defending critical wildlife and fish habitat, we not only combat the causes of climate change but build resiliency against it.

2019 Fall | Healthy Watersheds for Salmon and Orca: The health of our watersheds is connected to the health of our salmon, Southern Resident orca, and us. At Washington Wild, the core of our work to protect, defend, and restore wild places in Washington directly benefits the recovery of salmon and Southern Resident orca.

2019 Spring | Celebrating Washington Wild’s 40 Year Anniversary: 2019 marks Washington Wild’s 40 year anniversary! This newsletter highlights how far we have come over the last four decades in our work to protect, defend, and restore wild lands and waters in Washington State. 

2018 Fall | Traditions Rooted in Public Lands: There are countless outdoor traditions across cultures that are rooted in Washington State’s magnificent public lands. This newsletter highlights the breadth of outdoor traditions our public lands sustain, how they bring Washingtonians together, and how important it is that we protect these places for everyone’s benefit. 

2018 Spring | Celebrating 50 Years of Wild and Scenic Rivers: This spring, Washington Wild is proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. These designations ensure that the wild and free-flowing character of our rivers are preserved for clean water, fish passage, and recreational opportunities. This newsletter highlights the importance of wild and scenic rivers and how our communities benefit from these protections.