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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 […]

Mar 20 2013

Have Spring Fever? Go Hiking!

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in WA Wild Blog
Have Spring Fever? Go Hiking!

We have a sneaky feeling that some of you are getting a bit tired of being couch potato philosophers while endlessly scoping out Netflix for new titles to consume after work or school. March is notorious for Cabin Fever, so much so that it is officially celebrated as “Cabin Fever Month!” The only remedy for […]

Mar 12 2013

March is Women’s History Month

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

In 1978 a group of women initiated the first Women’s History week during the second week of March as a “tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” By 1986, 14 states had officially declared the entire month of March as Women’s History Month, and […]

Feb 20 2013

Washington Wild & El Sendero Snowshoe in the Tronsen Wildlands

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

On February 10th, Washington Wild teamed up with Gus Bekker from El Sendero Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Club to lead a group ranging from beginners to experts  on a snowshoe outing in the beautiful Wenatchee National Forest. El Sendero is a recreation group whose mission aligns with Washington Wild’s and has collaborated on several wild […]

Jan 28 2013

Wilderness campaigns are wildlife campaigns, too! PART 3: Wild Olympics

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

Washington Wild works hard to protect the wild forests and rivers of Washington State. WW 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 Washington, helping […]

Dec 21 2012

Celebrate International Mountain Day

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 in WA Wild Blog
Celebrate International Mountain Day

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, was International Mountain Day. This day was created by the United Nations to generate awareness about the importance of mountains to life, highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development, and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands. According to the UN, “Mountains are […]

Dec 10 2012

Wilderness Campaigns are wildlife campaigns, too! PART 2: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Expansion

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 in WA Wild Blog

Washington Wild works hard to protect the wild forests and rivers of Washington State. WW 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 Washington, […]

Dec 3 2012

Forest Service Approves Exploratory Drilling Near Mount St. Helens

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining
Forest Service Approves Exploratory Drilling Near Mount St. Helens

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest authorized plans to explore for minerals near Mount St. Helens. Ascot Resources Ltd., a mining company based in Canada, applied to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and USFS to conduct exploratory drilling on approximately 900 acres of land, 217 acres of which they own a 50% interest. The exploratory […]

Dec 3 2012

Wild Night Out 2012 – the Best Yet (thanks to you!)

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 in WA Wild Blog

We had a great time at this year’s Wild Night Out event – our ninth annual dinner and auction! Held on November 10th at the Mountaineers Club in Magnuson Park, we hosted 130 guests, including many of our long-time members, board members, staff, and friends & family. This was our most successful Wild Night Out […]

Nov 21 2012

Happy Anniversary to Washington’s Wild & Scenic Rivers

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 in WA Wild Blog
Happy Anniversary to Washington’s Wild & Scenic Rivers

This November, five Washington State rivers are celebrating their anniversary of being designated as Wild & Scenic Rivers.   On November 10, 1978, the Sauk, Suiattle, and Cascade Rivers of the Skagit River system were designated as Wild and Scenic Rivers under the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978. This marked the first Wild […]