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Aug 12 2013

International Youth Day

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

What is your first memory of being in a wild place? How old were you when this memory was created? Who was with you? Do you remember certain smells or what the weather was doing? For many of us, these memories impact our behavior as adults, which is why Washington Wild is working hard to […]

Aug 1 2013

To Catch a Wolverine in Washington’s Wilderness

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

By Teddi McFall They say pictures are worth a thousand words, but to me, a summer intern here at Washington Wild, the pictures I help collect leave my friends speechless. This summer as a hobby with my boyfriend, I set up cameras to capture pictures of wildlife around Washington State. A common interest in environmental science […]

Jul 26 2013

Groups Comment on Geothermal Exploration Near Wild Sky Wilderness

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Wild Sky
Groups Comment on Geothermal Exploration Near Wild Sky Wilderness

Washington Wild and 12 other conservation organizations sent a letter to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, providing comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Skykomish Geothermal Consent to Lease process. The Skykomish Ranger District is studying the potential impact of allowing leasing of subsurface lands for geothermal exploratory drilling on 12,000 acres of land adjacent […]

Jul 11 2013

Hunting, Fishing, Biking and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics

Hunting, Fishing, Biking and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics

More than 50 new hunting, fishing and recreation groups and outdoor businesses have joined the Wild Olympics Campaign in calling for permanent protection of our great outdoors. This announcement is a huge step forward for the Wild Olympics legislation, which was introduced for the first time last summer and now awaits reintroduction. The bill would […]

Jul 11 2013

100 More Businesses & CEOs Announce Support for Wild Olympics

100 More Businesses & CEOs Announce Support for Wild Olympics

More than 100 new businesses and CEOs on the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas announced their support for the Wild Olympics legislation. They cite the quality of life on the Olympic Peninsula as a driving force behind economic growth and job creation in the local economy, and understand that the Wild Olympics legislation would protect that […]

Jul 6 2013

Dam proposed for South Fork Skykomish Would Be Economic Loser

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in Conservation News, River Management
Dam proposed for South Fork Skykomish Would Be Economic Loser

A new economic study of the controversial Sunset Falls Dam on Washington’s South Fork of the Skykomish River, reveals the power generated at the proposed site would cost 2.3 times more than the Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD) estimates.  Rocky Mountain Econometrics (RME), an economic, business and energy consulting firm in Boise, Idaho, evaluated […]

Jul 6 2013

A Pedal-Driven Quest for Finding Common Ground on Wilderness

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in WA Wild Blog
A Pedal-Driven Quest for Finding Common Ground on Wilderness

On a snowy February in 2011, I walked into a rustic log cabin at the Murie Center outside of Jackson Hole, WY, and into a room of Wilderness advocates and mountain bike leaders from around the country. The meeting was engineered in an attempt to find some common ground between the two camps around Wilderness […]

Apr 26 2013

Our Incredible Interns

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 in WA Wild Blog
Our Incredible Interns

Interns are essential to enabling Washington Wild to accomplish its mission. As a small non-profit organization with a small staff, interns increase our capacity to protect and restore wild lands and waters in Washington State. Although we are unable to financially compensate the talented people who are hired as interns, we try really hard to […]

Apr 19 2013

Wilderness Campaigns are wildlife campaigns, too! PART 4: Cascades Wild

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

Washington Wild works hard to protect the wild forests and rivers of Washington State. Washington Wild recently led a coalition that succeeded in designating the first national forest Wilderness in Washington in more than 20 years. The Wild Sky Wilderness Act, enacted into law in 2008, covered more than 100,000 acres of forestland in Western […]

Mar 25 2013

New National Monument Designated for San Juan Islands

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in BLM Wild Lands, Conservation News
New National Monument Designated for San Juan Islands

President Obama formally designated the San Juan Island National Monument, which protects 970 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed lands on Patos, Lopez, and surrounding Islands. These areas are being protected for their cultural and historical values and their natural beauty. Washington Wild has been working to highlight similar gems around the state […]