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Nov 10 2020
Oct 7 2020

Washington Wild Signs Letter Opposing Trump Executive Order Banning Race and Gender Sensitivity Training by Federal Agencies

Posted on Oct 7, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Signs Letter Opposing Trump Executive Order Banning Race and Gender Sensitivity Training by Federal Agencies

On October 1, Washington Wild and 120 environmental organizations across the nation — together representing millions of members and supporters — sent a letter to nine U.S. Senators and Representatives expressing deep concern and strong opposition to an Office of Management and Budget memo (OMB circular M-20-34) and the related Executive Order. The Executive Order […]

Aug 19 2020

We’re hiring! Communications and Engagement Manager

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

  Washington Wild is looking for a passionate and skilled individual to join the team as our Communications and Engagement Manager! This role is responsible for implementing targeted communications to foster community, advocacy, and financial support for Washington Wild. Additionally, the Communications and Engagement Manager will develop and lead the organization’s volunteer program. This is […]

Jul 2 2020

WA Wild, Conservation Organizations Provide Comments on North Fork Nooksack Vegetation Management Project

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in Conservation News, North Cascades, WA Wild Blog

The Wilderness Society, Washington Wild, American Whitewater, and American Rivers provided comments on a scoping notice for the North Fork Nooksack Vegetation Management Project.  The project is located on the Mt. Baker Ranger District on the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest in Whatcom County. Read the full letter here. The project includes a mix of […]

Jan 14 2020

Support for Reform of Motorized Dredge Mining in Washington Rivers Grows

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 in Conservation News, Mining, River Management
Support for Reform of Motorized Dredge Mining in Washington Rivers Grows

 Today, 142 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations, faith leaders, outdoor industry companies and other stakeholders around Washington sent a letter to members of the Washington State Legislature calling for common sense reform of the practice of motorized suction dredge mining on rivers and streams statewide. The letter represents a 70 percent increase from a similar […]

Jan 13 2020

Stakeholders Call for Legislature to Fully-Fund Department of Fish and Wildlife

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access
Stakeholders Call for Legislature to Fully-Fund Department of Fish and Wildlife

Today, Washington Wild joined 44 other hunters and anglers, wildlife advocates, and outdoor recreation organizations who signed onto a coalition statement organized by Conservation Northwest. This statement calls on the Washington State Legislature to appropriate all of the $26 million in operating funds requested for the coming fiscal year by the Department of Fish and […]

Jan 1 2020

2019 Conservation Accomplishments

Posted on Jan 1, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
2019 Conservation Accomplishments

Throughout our 40th anniversary, we made important progress protecting, defending and restoring wild lands and waters in Washington State thanks to the support of our donors and supporters. Logging in the Skagit Headwaters Halted (December) The British Columbia Government announced that they would halt future plans to log pristine areas in the Canadian headwaters of […]

Dec 17 2019

Media Attention on National Forest Roadless Areas Grows

Posted on Dec 17, 2019 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Roadless
Media Attention on National Forest Roadless Areas Grows

In October, the Trump Administration announced a controversial proposal to eliminate long standing protections for unlogged old-growth forests within Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The ancient forests are part of the last remaining intact temperate rainforest on the planet and are champions of absorbing harmful greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere. Media attention has quickly grown […]

Dec 16 2019

100 Washington Stakeholders Oppose Repeal of Old-Growth Forest Protections Under the Roadless Rule

100 Washington Stakeholders Oppose Repeal of Old-Growth Forest Protections Under the Roadless Rule

Today, 102 local elected officials, businesses, commercial fishermen, faith leaders, hunting and fishing interests and conservation and recreation organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service opposing the elimination of old-growth forest protections under the 2001 National Forest Roadless Area Rule. Washington Wild coordinated the letter which demonstrates broad local support for roadless areas. “The Trump […]

Dec 9 2019

WA Brewing Industry Speaks up for Remaining Old-Growth Forests in AK and WA

WA Brewing Industry Speaks up for Remaining Old-Growth Forests in AK and WA

Today, a coalition of breweries across Washington state joined together to stand up for healthy watersheds after the Trump Administration announced they are moving forward with a controversial proposal to eliminate long-standing protections for old-growth forests in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. A letter signed by 39 brewing industry businesses was the latest evidence of opposition to the […]