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Nov 16 2017

Washington Wild Welcomes Jennie Scheerer!

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Welcomes Jennie Scheerer!

Hi Washington Wild Community! I am so excited to be joining this amazing team as the new Membership and Engagement Manager. I recently moved to Seattle from Chicago, where I worked within the city parks system. I am passionate about community engagement and mobilization – especially surrounding environmental issues. A huge part of my decision […]

Nov 9 2017

Groups Encourage Thoughtful Approach Around Access Issues in the Enchantments

Recently there has been a push to institute day use permits in the Enchantments, located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and one of the most popular destinations for hiking in Washington State. Overnight permits are already required for trips in the area to mitigate recreational and ecological impacts to the fragile alpine environment. Washington Wild […]

Nov 8 2017

Hydropower Legislation Harmful to Rivers, Wildlife Passes House Floor

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Hydropower Legislation Harmful to Rivers, Wildlife Passes House Floor

Today, H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act passed the House floor with a vote of 257-166. This legislation is a devastating assault on our nation’s rivers and the people and wildlife that depend upon them. Its passage would end 95 years of balance in hydropower licensing, tipping the scales against taxpayers and in favor […]

Nov 6 2017

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Mining Ban in the Methow Valley

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining, WA Wild Blog
Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Mining Ban in the Methow Valley

The Forest Service is currently considering a proposal for a 20-year mineral withdrawal in the Methow which would protect the area from mining interests for the next two decades. Today, Washington Wild joined 12 other conservation and recreation organizations on a joint comment letter to the Okanagon-Wenatchee National Forest expressing their support to protect the […]

Nov 1 2017

Extreme Lawless Logging Bill Passes House

Extreme Lawless Logging Bill Passes House

Today, the controversial Resilient Forests Act of has passed the House mostly along party lines with a vote of 232-188. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR-4] is a dangerous attack on our national forests and other public lands that would allow unprecedented unregulated logging, weaken protections of the Endangered Species Act, and remove judicial […]

Nov 1 2017

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access Near Mt. Baker

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access Near Mt. Baker

The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. Washington Wild coordinated a letter to the Forest Service signed by 19 organizations supporting these repairs that keep important recreation areas accessible. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service […]

Oct 30 2017

PAST ACTION: Oppose Massive Entry Fee Increases for National Parks

PAST ACTION: Oppose Massive Entry Fee Increases for National Parks

Often referred to as “America’s Best Idea,” our National Parks are places we all can go to reconnect with nature, recreate and relax away from the stress of our everyday life. What happens when America’s Best Idea becomes that to only those who can pay an expensive entrance fee?  

Oct 24 2017

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Recreational Access

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Recreational Access

The comment period for this opportunity closed on November 1, 2017. For current opportunities see our Take Action Page.   The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service Roads suffer damage from washouts […]

Oct 17 2017

Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Today, Washington Wild was one of 25 local businesses, recreation and conservation groups who signed a comment letter to the Bureau of Reclamation for a water project taking place within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Groups expressed concern that the proposed project requires more substantive review and should be considered in the same analysis as several other […]

Oct 11 2017

2017 Photo Contest Winners!

Posted on Oct 11, 2017 in Events, WA Wild Blog
2017 Photo Contest Winners!

With fall in full swing, we love to look back at all the spectacular photos of everyone’s adventures from the past year. This year’s photo contest was a success with over double the amount of photos we have had in the past. With so many incredible entries, it was difficult to narrow it down to […]