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Sep 18 2017

Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin to Receive Awards from Washington Wild in Support of Conservation

Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin to Receive Awards from Washington Wild in Support of Conservation

At Washington Wild’s fundraiser, WILD NIGHT OUT, Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin will receive an annual conservation award from Washington Wild for their conservation efforts to protect public lands and wild places in Washington State.   The Conservation Voices Award, given each year to an individual who has lent his or her voice […]

Sep 5 2017

Decision to Close Lake Serene Trail for Logging Access Leads to Efforts to Buy Land

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has issued a decision to close the Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls trail from September 25th, 2017 to July 1, 2018 to allow access to logging by the Weyerhauser company. An early section of the trail is adjacent to private property, on which Weyerhauser is scheduled to begin logging […]

Aug 28 2017

Groups Raise Concerns About Proposed Lake Serene Trail Closure

Groups Raise Concerns About Proposed Lake Serene Trail Closure

The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest has proposed trail closure for the popular Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls trail from September 5, 2017 through April 2018. Weyerhauser is scheduled to  begin logging on their property adjacent to the trail this September. In order to access the area for logging, which will not take place […]

Aug 25 2017

PAST ACTION: Oppose Forest Service Decision to Support Mining at Mt. St. Helens

PAST ACTION: Oppose Forest Service Decision to Support Mining at Mt. St. Helens

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. For current opportunities see our Take Action Page. The Forest Service has just issued a decision allowing a foreign mining company, Ascot Resources, to conduct exploratory drilling in the pristine Green River valley near Mount St. Helens. This is the first step toward developing a large copper, gold, and […]

Aug 25 2017

Washington Wild Welcomes Jordan French!

Posted on Aug 25, 2017 in WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Welcomes Jordan French!

Hi there! I’m so excited to take on the position of Membership and Events Coordinator here at Washington Wild. Growing up in Olympia, I would spend all my summer days walking by the water, exploring our many forests, or simply “camping out” in my backyard. I always loved helping my grandma garden and swimming in […]

Aug 15 2017

TAKE ACTION: Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Public Lands

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News

Members of Congress representing Washington State have lead the way in voicing the importance of our nation’s public lands. To date, a total of 24 Republicans and Democrats representing 11 states have signed on to Co-Sponsor a pro public lands bipartisan resolution: one-third are from the Washington State alone. However, two members of the Washington […]

Aug 12 2017

Washington Congressional Delegation Leads on Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Public Lands

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 in Conservation News
Washington Congressional Delegation Leads on Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Public Lands

Eight of the ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington State have cosponsored a resolution pushing back on recent congressional efforts to weaken protections for our public lands.   As 2017 began, within days it became clear that wild places on federal lands were going to be attacked on two fronts. The […]

Aug 3 2017

Recreation & Conservation Groups Oppose Legislation to Facilitate Mining on Federal Lands

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining
Recreation & Conservation Groups Oppose Legislation to Facilitate Mining on Federal Lands

Today Washington Wild joined 34 local businesses, conservation and recreation organizations who sent  a letter to Chair Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell on the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee concerning the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017. The letter expresses grave concerns on the critical minerals section of the legislation which […]

Jul 24 2017

Nearly 50 Groups Encourage Transparency, Public Input, Efficiency in BLM Planning Process

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 in BLM Wild Lands, Conservation News
Nearly 50 Groups Encourage Transparency, Public Input, Efficiency in BLM Planning Process

Earlier this year in March, President Donald Trump signed legislation into law (H.J. Res. 44) that repealed recently completed planning regulations that were meant to increase transparency and provide more public input on resource management plans for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The Planning 2.0 regulations were the first updates since 1983 for the […]

Jul 13 2017

Cantwell, Murray Help Save Hanford Reach National Monument, but Others Still at Risk

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in Conservation News
Cantwell, Murray Help Save Hanford Reach National Monument, but Others Still at Risk

Today, Secretary Zinke has announced that both Idaho’s Crater of the Moon and Washington’s own Hanford Reach National Monument will not be touched by the review process instigated by President Trump’s Executive Order in April of this year.  Read the DOI Press Release here. Both Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell spoke on Wednesday, July 12th […]