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Feb 26 2021

Wild Olympics Passes House Early in New Congressional Session

Wild Olympics Passes House Early in New Congressional Session

Today, by a bipartisan vote of 227-200, the House of Representatives passed the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 999).  The bill is part of a package of public land protection bills called Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (PAW Act). Introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06), the Wild Olympics and […]

Feb 12 2021
Feb 1 2021

Washington Wild Coordinates 28 Conservation organizations to oppose dam construction in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Posted on Feb 1, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Coordinates 28 Conservation organizations to oppose dam construction in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Washington Wild coordinated a letter undersigned by 28 conservation, recreation, and wildlife groups expressing concern for proposed dam plans at Eightmile Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The Washington Department of Ecology and Icicle Peshastin Irrigation District (IPID) are considering plans to trundle heavy machinery through the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and begin mining more water […]

Feb 1 2021

Washington Wild Submits Testimony in Support of Honoring Billy Frank Jr. with Statue

Posted on Feb 1, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Submits Testimony in Support of Honoring Billy Frank Jr. with Statue

Washington Wild Executive Director Tom Uniack submitted testimony to the House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee in support of HB 1372 to replace a statue of Marcus Whitman with a statue of  Nisqually Tribal member, Billy Frank Jr. House Bill 1372 seeks to honor Billy Frank Jr. and his incredible legacy by paying tribute […]

Jan 29 2021

Washington Wild Sends Letter in Support of Strong Regulations for new Motorized Suction Dredge Mining Law

Posted on Jan 29, 2021 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Sends Letter in Support of Strong Regulations for new Motorized Suction Dredge Mining Law

Washington Wild and 66 undersigned organizations sent a letter to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) in support of strong regulations for the recently passed ESHB 1261, which restricts motorized suction dredge mining in river reaches designated as critical habitat for salmon and endangered fish species. Passage of this legislation was the result […]

Jan 27 2021

Video: Conservation Chat: Protecting the Skagit River

Video: Conservation Chat: Protecting the Skagit River

What could a pending mining permit in the Skagit headwaters mean for us downstream? In this conservation chat, activist and Washington Wild supporter Jaidacyn Madrigal offers key impacts and insights into the issue and provides an easy way you can take action to protect the Skagit.  A growing international coalition is urging the Canadian government […]

Jan 13 2021

An International Coalition of Over 200 groups voices Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

An International Coalition of Over 200 groups voices Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

Today, an international coalition of more than 200 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups as well as local elected officials, businesses, and Tribes and First Nations released a press release showing growing opposition to a pending mining permit by Imperial Metals in the headwaters of the Skagit River. Washington Wild has led efforts to coordinate the international […]

Jan 12 2021

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Roadless Rule by Signing the Petition to Save Our Roadless Forests

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Roadless Rule by Signing the Petition to Save Our Roadless Forests

Save our Roadless Forests! Add your name to the petition below to President-elect Joe Biden.

Jan 1 2021

2020 Conservation Accomplishments

Posted on Jan 1, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

2020 was a tough year for all of us, but we found new and innovative ways to fight to protect and defend Washington State’s wildlands and waterways. Jump to: 2020 Big Wins 2020 Month-by-month accomplishments Big Wins New Washington Law Passes to Protect Critical Salmon Habitat On March 18th, Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation that […]

Dec 31 2020

Conservation Voices: Healthy Public Lands for Healthy Families

Posted on Dec 31, 2020 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Conservation Voices: Healthy Public Lands for Healthy Families

By Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D.  My family treasures the time we spend together hiking and fishing in the Great Outdoors. I am honored to represent the 8th Congressional District which includes the I-90 corridor, Mountains to Sound Greenway, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Mt. Rainier National Park, and many of the most popular and accessible trails in the […]