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Dec 3 2013

New Partnership Aims to Improve Environmental Quality and Economic Vitality of Olympic National Forest

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 in Conservation News
New Partnership Aims to Improve Environmental Quality and Economic Vitality of Olympic National Forest

Representative Derek Kilmer and a group of conservation, timber and local government stakeholders today announced the formation of new partnership called the Olympic Peninsula Collaborative. The Olympic Peninsula Collaborative, modeled on similar partnerships elsewhere in Washington state and around the country, is a grassroots, stakeholder driven partnership and the first of its kind to be […]

Oct 11 2013

Scenery at Mt Adams Wilderness: Backpacking to High Camp

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

This post is comes to you from a Portland, OR teen, Jayson S.  Jayson submitted the powerful narrative, photos, and video below as part of Washington Wild’s Youth Voices program.  We have no doubt that Jayson is poised to be a positive influential force in the conservation and recreation worlds (or, heck, wherever he chooses to […]

Oct 1 2013

Our Public Lands Legacy

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Our Public Lands Legacy

By Congressman Dave Reichert On September 28th, our nation celebrated National Public Lands Day, showing appreciation for all public lands that offer recreational opportunities to our families and an economic boost for our communities. Our great outdoor spaces and activities are one of the many benefits of living in this beautiful state. It is up […]

Aug 20 2013

Senator Murray, Washington Wild Celebrate Wild Sky 5-Year Anniversary

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Conservation News, Wild Sky
Senator Murray, Washington Wild Celebrate Wild Sky 5-Year Anniversary

More than 60 invited stakeholders, activists and supporters celebrated the designation of the Wild Sky Wilderness five years ago at the Outdoor Adventure Center in Index, WA along the North Fork Skykomish River. Prior to the event, a small group of reporters and supporters including Washington Wild’s Conservation Director Tom Uniack joined Senator Murray on […]

Aug 12 2013

International Youth Day

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

What is your first memory of being in a wild place? How old were you when this memory was created? Who was with you? Do you remember certain smells or what the weather was doing? For many of us, these memories impact our behavior as adults, which is why Washington Wild is working hard to […]

Aug 1 2013

To Catch a Wolverine in Washington’s Wilderness

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

By Teddi McFall They say pictures are worth a thousand words, but to me, a summer intern here at Washington Wild, the pictures I help collect leave my friends speechless. This summer as a hobby with my boyfriend, I set up cameras to capture pictures of wildlife around Washington State. A common interest in environmental science […]

Jul 26 2013

Groups Comment on Geothermal Exploration Near Wild Sky Wilderness

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Wild Sky
Groups Comment on Geothermal Exploration Near Wild Sky Wilderness

Washington Wild and 12 other conservation organizations sent a letter to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, providing comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Skykomish Geothermal Consent to Lease process. The Skykomish Ranger District is studying the potential impact of allowing leasing of subsurface lands for geothermal exploratory drilling on 12,000 acres of land adjacent […]

Jul 11 2013

Hunting, Fishing, Biking and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics

Hunting, Fishing, Biking and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics

More than 50 new hunting, fishing and recreation groups and outdoor businesses have joined the Wild Olympics Campaign in calling for permanent protection of our great outdoors. This announcement is a huge step forward for the Wild Olympics legislation, which was introduced for the first time last summer and now awaits reintroduction. The bill would […]

Jul 11 2013

100 More Businesses & CEOs Announce Support for Wild Olympics

100 More Businesses & CEOs Announce Support for Wild Olympics

More than 100 new businesses and CEOs on the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas announced their support for the Wild Olympics legislation. They cite the quality of life on the Olympic Peninsula as a driving force behind economic growth and job creation in the local economy, and understand that the Wild Olympics legislation would protect that […]

Jul 6 2013

Dam proposed for South Fork Skykomish Would Be Economic Loser

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in Conservation News, River Management
Dam proposed for South Fork Skykomish Would Be Economic Loser

A new economic study of the controversial Sunset Falls Dam on Washington’s South Fork of the Skykomish River, reveals the power generated at the proposed site would cost 2.3 times more than the Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD) estimates.  Rocky Mountain Econometrics (RME), an economic, business and energy consulting firm in Boise, Idaho, evaluated […]