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Feb 19 2018

TAKE ACTION: Protect Washington’s State Lands, Forests

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
TAKE ACTION: Protect Washington’s State Lands, Forests

Speak out against a bill that would transfer Washington’s state lands!

Feb 9 2018

TAKE ACTION: Mt. St. Helens is NO Place for a Mine

TAKE ACTION: Mt. St. Helens is NO Place for a Mine

Despite widespread opposition from the public, conservation and recreation groups, and local businesses, the Forest Service issued a final decision consenting to exploratory drilling in the Green River valley, just outside the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The Green River flows through old growth forests, roadless areas, volcanic blast zone, and the Mount St. […]

Feb 8 2018

Forest Service Greenlights Mining Near Mt. St. Helens

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 in Conservation News, Mining, River Management
Forest Service Greenlights Mining Near Mt. St. Helens

Today, the Forest Service issued a final decision consenting to exploratory drilling in the Green River valley, just outside the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The Green River flows through old growth forests, roadless areas, volcanic blast zone, and the Mount St. Helens National Monument. This untouched paradise provides critical habitat for salmon, drinking […]

Jan 30 2018

PAST ACTION: Stand up for the Public’s Voice and Sound Decision-Making on Public Lands!

PAST ACTION: Stand up for the Public’s Voice and Sound Decision-Making on Public Lands!

For nearly 50 years, the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, has been an empowering legal tool that allows communities to defend themselves and their environments from dangerous, rushed or poorly planned federal and industry projects. The law ensures that your community has a say when special interests propose projects like building a toxic waste […]

Jan 30 2018

2017 Conservation Accomplishments

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
2017 Conservation Accomplishments

  With your support, Washington Wild was able to achieve great strides in our conservation programming. Thank you for defending Washington’s public lands!    2017 Conservation Accomplishments:  LOCAL ENDORSEMENTS GROW AS WILD OLYMPICS LEGISLATION REINTRODUCED The Wild Olympics Coalition announced over 150 new endorsements from Olympic Peninsula elected officials and businesses rallying behind the Wild […]

Jan 23 2018

TAKE ACTION: Protect Washington’s Coast from Offshore Oil Drilling

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
TAKE ACTION: Protect Washington’s Coast from Offshore Oil Drilling

This January U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is proposing a sweeping plan to open nearly all waters off the nation’s coastlines to oil and gas drilling, including a major new lease sale off Oregon and Washington proposed for 2021. The proposal aims to expand offshore drilling on over 90% of the Outer Continental Shelf along America’s […]

Jan 19 2018

Washington Wild welcomes new Board Members Maureen McGregor and Richard Lintermans

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 in Conservation News, Uncategorized, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild welcomes new Board Members Maureen McGregor and Richard Lintermans

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Washington Wild’s newest Board Members, Maureen McGregor and Richard Lintermans. We’re very excited to start working with these two wilderness advocates! Learn more about why they support Washington Wild:  Maureen McGregor has been working at the intersection of nonprofits and technology since graduating with a degree […]

Jan 11 2018

Our Public Lands – A Legacy Worth Protecting

Posted on Jan 11, 2018 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Our Public Lands – A Legacy Worth Protecting

The average life expectancy of the new car you just bought is 8 years. The best planes in the world made right here in Washington State could last as long as 30 years. But Washington’s national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges stand to outlive all of us and be passed on to our grandkids’ grandkids […]

Jan 11 2018

Over Two Dozen Groups Support Recreation Focused Road Repairs in Sky Valley

Over Two Dozen Groups Support Recreation Focused Road Repairs in Sky Valley

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by over two dozen recreation and conservation groups, and local businesses to the Forest Service supporting key road repairs in Sky Valley. The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Skykomish Ranger District that would restore access to key recreation […]

Jan 3 2018

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Access in Sky Valley

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Access in Sky Valley

The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Skykomish Ranger District that would restore access to key recreation opportunities and they’re seeking YOUR input!