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Jun 1 2020

Black Lives Matter

Posted on Jun 1, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Black Lives Matter

At Washington Wild, we know the value of coalition building, partnerships, and community. In light of recent events, we want to say to those who are hurting: we hear you, we are listening, we care about you, and we are with you.  Washington’s public lands belong to us all and should be safe and welcoming […]

May 29 2020
May 18 2020

Conservation Voices: Community and Climate Resilience

Posted on May 18, 2020 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Conservation Voices: Community and Climate Resilience

By Hannah Wilson I’ve spent time in forests across many landscapes across the West. I grew up aware of the impacts of climate change, driving me to study environmental justice issues at the University of Washington and make it my life’s work to address many of the intersections of climate justice. My experiences have taken me from […]

May 15 2020

BLM Moves Forward With Geothermal Leasing with Protections for Old-Growth Forests, Rivers, and Trails

Posted on May 15, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
BLM Moves Forward With Geothermal Leasing with Protections for Old-Growth Forests, Rivers, and Trails

The Bureau of Land Management issued a decision clearing the way for potential geothermal leasing near Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Whatcom County. The notice is the culmination of a five-year process involving both the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The BLM’s decision listed a series of strong stipulations requested in a letter […]

May 13 2020

Virtual Happy Hour: Celebrating a Big Win for Salmon Protections

Posted on May 13, 2020 in Brewshed, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Virtual Happy Hour: Celebrating a Big Win for Salmon Protections

On March 18, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation that would ban the harmful practice of motorized suction dredge mining in stream segments designated as critical habitat for salmon, bull trout, and steelhead in Washington State. This was a hard-fought and long-awaited victory for protecting the billion-dollar investment in salmon recovery from federal and local […]

May 11 2020
May 7 2020

Wild Profile: Bale Breaker Brewing Company

Wild Profile: Bale Breaker Brewing Company

Crafting fresh-off-the-farm brews from the middle of a hop field, Bale Breaker Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery located in the Yakima Valley. Backed by four generations of hop farming experience, Bale Breaker started in 2013, and has since become the fourth largest independent craft brewery in Washington.  As they have grown over the years, so have their sustainability practices […]

Apr 29 2020

Wild Profile: Jeff Chandler

Posted on Apr 29, 2020 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler is a dedicated volunteer with Washington Wild. Since 2018, he has been lending his skills in graphic design and illustration to the Brewshed® Alliance. You will have seen his work on the last two Brewshed Beer Fest event posters, where he blends natural elements like rivers, mountains, and forests with craft brews.  “I got involved with Washington Wild […]

Apr 24 2020

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Our Roadless Forests

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Our Roadless Forests

For our fourth and final Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour session, we learned about the importance of roadless forests in the United States and the ongoing threats to the 2001 Roadless Rule. In Washington state, we have some of the most pristine Roadless areas in the country – places like South Quinault Ridge, much of […]

Apr 23 2020