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Aug 15 2019

Washington Wild Convenes Campaign Leaders to Celebrate 5th Anniversary of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions

Posted on Aug 15, 2019 in Alpine Lakes Additions, Brewshed, Conservation News
Washington Wild Convenes Campaign Leaders to Celebrate 5th Anniversary of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions

Today, Washington Wild hosted a celebration for the 5th anniversary of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions at Elliott Bay Brewing Company. In 2014, Washington Wild successfully led a coalition of conservation and recreation groups to develop local support for permanently protecting more than 22,000 acres of additions to the existing Alpine Lakes Wilderness area and designating nearly 40 miles of […]

Jul 30 2018

More than 30 Local Businesses, Recreation, Conservation Groups Stand up for the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

More than 30 Local Businesses, Recreation, Conservation Groups Stand up for the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Washington Wild joined 30 other groups on a joint comment letter to the Chelan County Natural Resources Department expressing their deep concern for the egregious projects that are illegal and a clear violation of the Wilderness Act. In June, Chelan County put forward a draft programmatic environmental impact statement (DPEIS) on a number of projects […]

Jun 28 2018

Washington Wild Mobilizes More than 300 Washingtonians to Stand Against Dams in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Washington Wild Mobilizes More than 300 Washingtonians to Stand Against Dams in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

As a result of Washington Wild advocacy efforts over 318 individuals stood against a water project that would allow new dam development in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. In addition, Washington Wild joined 30 other groups on a joint comment letter to the Chelan County Natural Resources Department expressing their deep concern for the egregious projects that […]

Jun 21 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Enchantments from New Dam Development

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Enchantments from New Dam Development

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! The Alpine Lakes Wilderness, home to the Enchantments, is currently facing threats of expanding dams and new tunnel development inside the wilderness area. Chelan County has put forward a draft environmental impact statement that proposes these egregious projects that […]

Nov 9 2017

Groups Encourage Thoughtful Approach Around Access Issues in the Enchantments

Recently there has been a push to institute day use permits in the Enchantments, located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and one of the most popular destinations for hiking in Washington State. Overnight permits are already required for trips in the area to mitigate recreational and ecological impacts to the fragile alpine environment. Washington Wild […]

Oct 17 2017

Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Today, Washington Wild was one of 25 local businesses, recreation and conservation groups who signed a comment letter to the Bureau of Reclamation for a water project taking place within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Groups expressed concern that the proposed project requires more substantive review and should be considered in the same analysis as several other […]

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 […]

Sep 23 2016

Washington State Offers Alternative to Mountain Bike – Wilderness Debate

Washington State Offers Alternative to Mountain Bike – Wilderness Debate

Several local newspapers including the Bellingham Herald, Tacoma News Tribune and The Olympian reported on a national push to support controversial legislation to amend the 1964 Wilderness Act to allow mountain biking within designated Wilderness Areas. However, in Washington State, Washington Wild has helped lead an alternative common ground approach to both preserve mountain bike access and […]

Feb 16 2016

On all fronts: Army and Navy forge ahead with training plans for Northwest forests despite loud opposition

Washington Wild works hard to protect the lands and waters of Washington State, which sometimes includes lending our voice to oppose military expansions.  We understand the military needs places to train and we support our troops, but the wild places of our country are an integral part of the American dream, an envy of the […]

Aug 3 2015

Key Provisions Dropped From Controversial Timber Sale

Key Provisions Dropped From Controversial Timber Sale

Washington Wild led efforts by conservation and recreation organizations in raising concerns about the Hansen Creek timber sale proposed by the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest adjacent to the recently designated Alpine Lakes Wilderness additions. Proposals for a naturally regenerated 120-year old stand for thinning and the use of a popular hiking trail (Ira Spring Trail) […]