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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 […]

Apr 17 2017

Conservationists, Recreationists Question Re-Investment in Century-old Dam on Similkameen River

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 in Conservation News, River Management
Conservationists, Recreationists Question Re-Investment in Century-old Dam on Similkameen River

In advance of a public hearing, Washington Wild joined ten conservation and recreation groups who signed onto a letter to the Okanogan Public Utility District raising concerns about the economic, legal and conservation impacts of the re-investment in this century-old dam on Similkameen River. The project would cost $40 million to build, would cost more to operate […]

Apr 14 2017

Protect the Wilderness Act – Take Action against H.R. 1349!

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 in Uncategorized
Protect the Wilderness Act – Take Action against H.R. 1349!

Write your Members of Congress and ask them to oppose H.R. 1349

Apr 4 2017

Spruce tips, craft beer and keeping WA Wild!

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Brewshed, WA Wild Blog
Spruce tips, craft beer and keeping WA Wild!

We’re thrilled to announce that two of our Brewshed® Partners, Peddler Brewing Company and Lucky Envelope Brewing got together and decided to create a beer, the WA Wild Spruce Tip IPA, in honor of our wilderness areas! Peddler Brewing Company has been a Brewshed Partner since 2013 and Lucky Envelope Brewing since 2015. Both of […]

Apr 3 2017

Congress, President Allow for Controversial Killing of Wolves and Bears in National Wildlife Refuges

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in Conservation News
Congress, President Allow for Controversial Killing of Wolves and Bears in National Wildlife Refuges

On April 3, 2017, President Donald Trump continued his attack on our environment, wildlife and public lands by signing legislation into law (H.J. Res. 69) that would repeal recently finalized regulation by the U.S. Fish an Wildlife Service. As a result federal National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska will be subject to aggressive hunting practices against […]

Mar 27 2017

Congress, President Repeal Improvements to Public Land Management

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in BLM Wild Lands, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Congress, President Repeal Improvements to Public Land Management

On March 27th, President Donald Trump signed legislation into law (H.J. Res. 44) that would repeal recently completed planning regulations that 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 Bureau of Land Management […]