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Apr 26 2017

President Trump Targets over 50 National Monuments in New Executive Order

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
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 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 […]

Mar 16 2017

2017 Guide to Legislative Threats

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
2017 Guide to Legislative Threats

As 2017 began, within days it became clear that wild places on federal lands were going to be attacked on two fronts. The new Republican led Congress wasted little time in targeting regulations and facilitating legislative strategy to weaken protections for or dispose of federal lands. The Trump administration has also signaled that the next four […]

Mar 14 2017

WA’s Dave Reichert is one of 17 House Republicans to Speak Up on Climate Change

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
WA’s Dave Reichert is one of 17 House Republicans to Speak Up on Climate Change

Amidst a constant stream of negative news from Congress and the Trump Administration relating to climate change, a ray of hope materialized from an unlikely source. 17 House Republicans cosponsored a resolution (H. Res. 195), “expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship.” Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA08), who represents a district […]

Mar 13 2017

Save the Environmental Protection Agency! NO to H.R. 861!

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
Save the Environmental Protection Agency! NO to H.R. 861!

On February 2nd Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) introduced H.R. 861, a bill that would abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. This agency, responsible for clean air and water, is increasingly important as the pace of climate change quickens and legislative attacks on environmental regulations abound. In an interview Gaetz has said the regulations and rules set […]

Mar 13 2017

Protect our National Parks! NO to H.J. Res. 46!

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
Protect our National Parks! NO to H.J. Res. 46!

Our National Parks are no place for drilling. These unique places help contribute to a booming recreation economy, host millions of visitors every year, and have been a important American value for over a hundred years. We are counting on members of Congress to stand up against proposals that are a direct attack on our National […]

Mar 7 2017

Methow Headwaters Protection Act Reintroduced!

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining
Methow Headwaters Protection Act Reintroduced!

Today we cheered the reintroduction of S.566, the Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2017 by Senators Cantwell and Murray!! This is an important milestone for the Methow Headwaters Campaign. The bill calls for permanent protection of about 340,000 acres of public land in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest from new industrial-scale mine development. In May of 2016 Senators Patty Murray […]