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Jun 19 2017

Nearly 40 Groups Voice Concerns for Water Projects in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Nearly 40 Groups Voice Concerns for Water Projects in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Today, Washington Wild was one of 39  local businesses, recreation and conservation groups who signed  a comment letter to the Chelan County Commissioner and the Washington State department of Ecology expressing concerns for the Icicle Creek Water Resource Management Strategy. The Icicle Creek Working Group (IWG) has proposed several construction projects in the Alpine Lakes […]

Jun 15 2017

Groups Urge Forest Service to Say No to Mining Near Mt. St. Helens

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining, Recreational Access
Groups Urge Forest Service to Say No to Mining Near Mt. St. Helens

Washington Wild joined 18 other conservation and recreation organizations on a letter to the Forest Service opposing mining operations in the Green River valley and Goat Mountain near Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The mining proposal has been challenged and delayed at least three times over the last  decade. It threatens to devastate the Green River […]

Jun 14 2017

A Gathering Storm Against Our Public Lands

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
A Gathering Storm Against Our Public Lands

Last summer, Scoutmaster Bill Dunnell led a group of about 30 boy scouts along the eastern shore of Baker Lake within Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the North Cascades. These scouts from Troop 100, based in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, are no strangers to public lands. In just the past year the troop has been day hiking in […]

Jun 2 2017

TAKE ACTION: Protect our National Forests from Mandated Logging! NO to H.R. 2613

TAKE ACTION: Protect our National Forests from Mandated Logging! NO to H.R. 2613

H.R. 2613, also known as the Forests Act of 2017, was introduced in the house this past May by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA-5]. This bill would make timber production the dominant use of nearly 50 million acres of national forest land. Our national forests are amazing places that provide opportunities for all Americans to get […]

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 […]