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Jun 1 2017

Four Newspapers Serving Eastern Washington Support Hanford Reach National Monument

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Four Newspapers Serving Eastern Washington Support Hanford Reach National Monument

This past April President Trump issued an executive order that directs the Department of Interior to review all previous national monument designations since 1996. Washington’s own Hanford Reach National Monument, designated in 2000 by President Clinton, is among the more than two dozen  national monuments currently under review. Since then four Eastern Washington newspapers, The […]

May 24 2017

Forest Service Releases Improved Roads Decision on Greenwater Watershed

Forest Service Releases Improved Roads Decision on Greenwater Watershed

After a more than a year of input from local conservation and recreation groups, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest released a final decision notice on efforts to maintain and right size the road system on the Greenwater watershed adjacent to Mt. Rainier National Park. Washington Wild coordinated three different joint comment letters signed by 13 […]

May 23 2017

President’s New Budget is Bad News for the Environment and Public Lands

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
President’s New Budget is Bad News for the Environment and Public Lands

Today the President released his proposed budget for FY 2018 which adds to his record of attacking or defunding many of the programs that are key to protecting our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and Bureau of Land Management lands.   Back in March, the Trump administration proposed a “skinny budget” with historic budget  cuts […]

May 16 2017

Defending Our Public Lands

Posted on May 16, 2017 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Defending Our Public Lands

By Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) May 2017 – President Theodore Roosevelt told us, “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value.” These words remain as true today as they were a hundred years ago. But this […]

May 11 2017

Congressional Threats to Public Lands Expire As Deadline Passes

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Conservation News
Congressional Threats to Public Lands Expire As Deadline Passes

Today, a number of threats to our Public Lands are expiring! The deadline for Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation, May 11th, has just passed. This ensures that any legislative attack on our public lands that was a CRA resolution, including drilling on our National Parks, can no longer be put through the House or the […]

May 11 2017

Beers Made by Walking and Washington Wild Team Up for the 2017 Seattle Hike Series

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Brewshed, Conservation News
Beers Made by Walking and Washington Wild Team Up for the 2017 Seattle Hike Series

Now in its sixth year, Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) returns to Seattle! BMBW invites brewers to go on nature hikes led by volunteer naturalists and brew beer inspired by plants found on the trail. All the breweries participating are Partners of the Brewshed Alliance, which currently has over 50 Washington breweries on board. This […]

May 10 2017

Senate Bi-Partisan Vote Protects Key Rule on Methane Emissions

Posted on May 10, 2017 in Conservation News
Senate Bi-Partisan Vote Protects Key Rule on Methane Emissions

Today, in an unexpected bit of good news, the Senate has narrowly voted (51 to 59) to keep a key environmental regulation, H.J. Resolution 36, a BLM Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. Three Republicans joined every Democrat to secure this environmental victory to preserve the rule.  The Congressional Review Act Resolution to repeal this rule […]

Apr 27 2017

Protect Our Public Lands – GiveBIG

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in WA Wild Blog
Protect Our Public Lands – GiveBIG

Now, More than Ever, is a Critical Time to  Protect Our Public Lands. Our public lands and the environment are under attack by Congress and the Trump Administration. In Congress, more than a dozen bills have been introduced that aim to repeal existing environmental protections that safeguard clean air and water, critical wildlife, and recreational […]

Apr 26 2017

TAKE ACTION: President Trump Targets over 50 National Monuments in New Executive Order

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
TAKE ACTION: President Trump Targets over 50 National Monuments in New Executive Order

Today, President Trump issued an executive order that directs the Department of Interior to review all previous national monument designations since 1996. Washington’s own San Juan Islands National Monument, designated by President Barak Obama in 2013 is among the more than 50 national monuments at risk. Since its enactment over a hundred years ago, the Antiquities Act […]

Apr 17 2017

Organizations Support Balance of Watershed Restoration and Recreational Access on Olympic National Forest

Organizations Support Balance of Watershed Restoration and Recreational Access on Olympic National Forest

Washington Wild helped coordinate a letter signed by 10 conservation and recreation organizations preserving and enhancing recreational access and supporting watershed restoration on the Dungeness Watershed. The letter expressed support for addressing an oversized and under-maintained road system that causes high aquatic risk to our watersheds and fish while balancing important recreation opportunities. The groups […]