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Dec 19 2014

Local Stakeholders Celebrate Alpine Lakes and Illabot Creek Designations

Local Stakeholders Celebrate Alpine Lakes and Illabot Creek Designations

On December 19, 2014, President Barak Obama signed into law legislation adding more than 22,000 acres of underrepresented low-elevation forest to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and designating nearly 40 miles of the […]

Dec 12 2014

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions Passes Congress after Seven Years of Effort

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Alpine Lakes Additions, WA Wild Blog
Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions Passes Congress after Seven Years of Effort

Senator Murray hits another benchmark for Washington’s Next Generation of Wilderness By Tom Uniack, Washington Wild Conservation Director  After squinting to watch the streaming video on my computer of the […]

Dec 5 2014

What Does Wilderness Mean?

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in WA Wild Blog
What Does Wilderness Mean?

A Reflection on Wilderness by Washington Wild volunteer, Avery Meeker From the distant ‘kraa’ of the Raven, to the sharp alarm call of the Pica, the sound of the Wilderness […]

Nov 28 2014

Conservation Organizations Comment on Geothermal Leasing near Mt. Baker

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 in Conservation News, Forest Management
Conservation Organizations Comment on Geothermal Leasing near Mt. Baker

Washington Wild and eight other conservation and recreation groups submitted comments to the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest on a proposal to lease public lands for geothermal exploration and development. […]

Oct 1 2014

Preserving Our Wilderness Legacy

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Conservation News
Preserving Our Wilderness Legacy

By: Congresswoman Suzan Delbene  October 2014 One way to measure the strength of a generation is what they leave behind for the generations that follow. Thanks to the Wilderness Act of 1964, Washington […]

Sep 30 2014

Support for New Trails in Wild Sky Wilderness

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, Wild Sky
Support for New Trails in Wild Sky Wilderness

Thirteen prominent Washington conservation and recreation organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service expressing support for two new trails, Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls Trails, along the U.S. […]

Sep 12 2014

WA CEOs, Business Leaders Support Public Lands Legacy

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Alpine Lakes Additions, Conservation News
WA CEOs, Business Leaders Support Public Lands Legacy

Dozens of local CEO’s and executives of Washington-based companies sent a letter to the key House and Senate Committees and the Washington Congressional delegation in support of a handful of […]

Aug 29 2014

Craft Beer + Food Recap 2014

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Brewshed

This year Kendall and Kim Jones of the Washington Beer Blog chose Washington Wild’s Brewshed® Alliance as the beneficiary of their 4th Annual Craft Beer + Food event.  We were […]

Jul 25 2014

Conservation Groups Seek Stronger Protections for NW Rivers

Thirty-six conservation organizations, including Washington Wild and American Whitewater submitted comments to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council on its Draft Amended Fish and Wildlife Program. The Council’s Fish and […]

Jul 3 2014

Court Says Mt. St. Helens Is No Place For A Mine

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining
Court Says Mt. St. Helens Is No Place For A Mine

A federal district court struck down the federal government’s approval of a controversial mining exploration project on federal public lands adjacent to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The court […]