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Sep 30 2014

Support for New Trails in Wild Sky Wilderness

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, Wild Sky
Support for New Trails in Wild Sky Wilderness

Thirteen prominent Washington conservation and recreation organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service expressing support for two new trails, Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls Trails, along the U.S. Highway 2 corridor near the town of Skykomish. The Frog Mountain trail was deemed a high priority as part of a recent trail plan associated […]

Sep 12 2014

WA CEOs, Business Leaders Support Public Lands Legacy

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Alpine Lakes Additions, Conservation News
WA CEOs, Business Leaders Support Public Lands Legacy

Dozens of local CEO’s and executives of Washington-based companies sent a letter to the key House and Senate Committees and the Washington Congressional delegation in support of a handful of public lands bills pending in Congress. The letter supported enacting a public land legacy for Washington State including legislation to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness […]

Aug 29 2014

Craft Beer + Food Recap 2014

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Brewshed

This year Kendall and Kim Jones of the Washington Beer Blog chose Washington Wild’s Brewshed® Alliance as the beneficiary of their 4th Annual Craft Beer + Food event.  We were happily overwhelmed by the support of people for this event, by the breweries and restaurants that attended, and for the enthusiasm displayed for our mission […]

Jul 25 2014

Conservation Groups Seek Stronger Protections for NW Rivers

Thirty-six conservation organizations, including Washington Wild and American Whitewater submitted comments to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council on its Draft Amended Fish and Wildlife Program. The Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program is the largest fish and wildlife recovery program in the U.S., designed to protect and enhance fish and wildlife in the Columbia Basin, […]

Jul 3 2014

Court Says Mt. St. Helens Is No Place For A Mine

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining
Court Says Mt. St. Helens Is No Place For A Mine

A federal district court struck down the federal government’s approval of a controversial mining exploration project on federal public lands adjacent to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The court found that the government’s approval of the 900-acre project violated numerous federal public land and environmental laws and was not consistent with the purpose for […]

May 30 2014

Shining a Spotlight on Darrington’s Iconic Recreation Destinations

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Conservation News, Recreational Access
Shining a Spotlight on Darrington’s Iconic Recreation Destinations

A coalition made up of ten leading conservation and recreation groups and the outdoor retail companies, Outdoor Research and REI, have produced a free “Destination Darrington” map highlighting the world-class fishing, hiking, camping, biking, rafting and other recreational opportunities near the scenic town of Darrington, WA. On March 22, 2014, a mudslide devastated the small […]

May 19 2014

Washington Wild Raises Concerns over Flagg Mountain Mining Proposal in Methow Valley

Posted on May 19, 2014 in Conservation News, Mining
Washington Wild Raises Concerns over Flagg Mountain Mining Proposal in Methow Valley

Washington Wild submitted comments to the Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest expressing concerns about a new proposal to green light exploratory drilling as a preliminary step to a potential open pit mine in Okanogan County. A Canadian mining firm has put forward the request, which is moving forward under a “categorical exclusion” from the National Environmental Policy […]

May 15 2014

Washington Wild Held Its First Annual Seattle Beer Week Pub Crawl on May 15, 2014, with Brewshed®

Posted on May 15, 2014 in Brewshed

     A Reflection: By Lyndsay Gordon, Washington Wild Outreach Coordinator Alliance partners, Peddler Brewing, NW Peaks Brewing and Reuben’s Brews. At nearly 40 people, the event was a resounding success! Beer lovers and wilderness fans alike turned out for the “crawl” through the breweries of our Ballard Brewshed® Partners. Participants ranged from out-of-towners who were happy to get a walking tour […]

Apr 28 2014

Buckhorn Mine Expansion Withdrawn

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 in Conservation News, Mining
Buckhorn Mine Expansion Withdrawn

Echo Bay/Kinross mining company  announced they are withdrawing a 2010 proposal to pursue exploratory drilling over more than 9,000 acres of public land near Tonasket and Chesaw in Okanagan County. The company asked to build up to 72 miles of new roads and 675 new drill pad sites, and drill 965 exploration holes on state, […]

Apr 1 2014

Brewshed Connection in Action

Brewshed Connection in Action

By: Pamela Brulotte, Owner of Icicle Brewing Company April 2014  Sitting on a sunny patio amidst the beautiful, wild scenery of Leavenworth drinking a local craft beer makes it easy to appreciate the benefits of wild lands and waters. From here, we can’t see our water source that helps create the craft beer of Icicle Brewing […]