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Jul 20 2020
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Jul 1 2020

Moving Forward Act, Legacy Roads and Trails Provision Passes House

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Moving Forward Act” (H.R.2) designed to improve green infrastructure and reduce climate impacts. The Act includes a provision called the “The Forest Service Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program.” Incorporated from legislation previously introduced by U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier (WA-08) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06), this much-needed program […]

Jun 29 2020

Forest and River Protections Confirmed in Advance of Geothermal Lease Sale

Posted on Jun 29, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Forest and River Protections Confirmed in Advance of Geothermal Lease Sale

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a letter from 12 organizations to the Bureau of Land Management. The letter was in response to the announcement of a geothermal lease sale within the Mt. Baker District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest scheduled for June 30, 2020. The letter confirms and reiterates a series of hard-fought stipulations that […]

Jun 29 2020
Jun 17 2020

The Great American Outdoors Act Passes U.S. Senate

Posted on Jun 17, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
The Great American Outdoors Act Passes U.S. Senate

Today, the Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act with a vote of 73 to 25. Thanks to broad bipartisan support, the GAOA is now headed to the Democratically-controlled House where it is expected to pass. The passage of this bill will give us two important conservation wins: First, it permanently funds the Land and […]

Jun 11 2020

Washington Wild Stands in Solidarity with General Strike for Black Lives

Posted on Jun 11, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

On Friday, June 12th, Washington Wild staff will be joining Black Lives Matter-Seattle/King County in a general strike to advocate for structural change in our communities. Racial and environmental justice are inextricably linked. We cannot address environmental exploitation without addressing colonialism, white supremacy, and systemic racism.  As Black Lives Matter-Seattle/King County writes on their website: […]

Jun 5 2020

Organizations Join Together to Stop Harmful Dam on the Chehalis River

Posted on Jun 5, 2020 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Organizations Join Together to Stop Harmful Dam on the Chehalis River

This week, 50 organizations and businesses joined Washington Wild and the Chehalis River Alliance to speak out against the proposed dam on the Chehalis River. The proposed dam, to be built near the town of Pe Ell, would be destructive to critical salmon habitat. A few of the significant impacts the proposed dam would have […]

Jun 4 2020

Virtual Happy Hour: Protect the Arctic Refuge

Posted on Jun 4, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Virtual Happy Hour: Protect the Arctic Refuge

This week, we were joined by our partners from the Alaska Wilderness League and 2 Towns Ciderhouse to discuss the ongoing fight for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Oil and gas exploration is an imminent threat to America’s last best Wilderness, renowned for spectacular wildlife including caribou, polar bears, and muskoxen, as well as providing […]

Jun 3 2020