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Feb 16 2017

TAKE ACTION: Urge your Representatives to Support Public Lands (H. Con. Res. 27)

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
TAKE ACTION: Urge your Representatives to Support Public Lands (H. Con. Res. 27)

The Issue URGE your member of Congress to support public lands and oppose mounting attacks on our national parks, forests, and refuges! An all out war on our public lands has already begun. On their FIRST day the newly elected U.S. House of Representatives passed a controversial provision (H.R. 5) devaluing our federal parks, forests and national wildlife […]

Feb 10 2017

TAKE ACTION: Protect the Methow from Industrial-Scale Mining

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News, Mining
TAKE ACTION: Protect the Methow from Industrial-Scale Mining

Recently, mining interests have targeted the Methow Valley for exploratory drilling near Flagg Mountain as a preliminary step to developing a mine in the watershed. Mining in the area could have harmful effects on clean water for fish and residents, as well as have negative impacts on recreation and tourism in the Methow Valley which […]

Feb 8 2017

Groups Support Balance between Recreation and Conservation for Pack and Saddle Guiding Permits

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 in Conservation News, Recreational Access
Groups Support Balance between Recreation and Conservation for Pack and Saddle Guiding Permits

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 10 conservation and recreation organizations concerning Pack and Saddle permits on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The joint comment letter expressed their support for a balanced approach that supports horse related outfitting and guiding opportunities on Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest while mitigating ecological impacts and preserving Wilderness […]

Feb 3 2017

TAKE ACTION: Defend Your Ability to Speak Up for Our Public Lands!

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
TAKE ACTION: Defend Your Ability to Speak Up for Our Public Lands!

Rep. Lynne Cheney (R-WY) has introduced House Joint Resolution 44 and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-KA) introduced House Joint Resolution 15 under the Congressional Review Act 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. These regulations were the […]

Feb 2 2017

The Year Ahead: 2017 Program Priorities

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Conservation News
The Year Ahead: 2017 Program Priorities

FIGHT  Attacks on our Public Lands Over the next four years our wild lands and waters will be under siege. We expect renewed Congressional attacks on bedrock environmental laws like the Wilderness Act, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. We also anticipate efforts by the incoming Administration to weaken conservation policies and […]

Feb 1 2017

TAKE ACTION: The War On Public Lands Begins…Stand Up for Our Wild Places!

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
TAKE ACTION: The War On Public Lands Begins…Stand Up for Our Wild Places!

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 […]

Jan 17 2017

2016 Washington Wild Conservation Accomplishments

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
2016 Washington Wild Conservation Accomplishments

    Wild Olympics Legislation Receives First Congressional Hearing In April, the Wild Olympics legislation had its first congressional hearing by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. In advance of the hearing, the Wild Olympics Campaign announced an additional 100 elected officials, local businesses and other stakeholder endorsements, bringing the total to 550. The […]

Jan 5 2017

PAST ACTION: Urge Forest Service to Say No to Navy Jet Training over Olympic National Park and Wilderness Areas

PAST ACTION: Urge Forest Service to Say No to Navy Jet Training over Olympic National Park and Wilderness Areas

A new Forest Service draft decision would enable the U.S. Navy to surround Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest with electromagnetic emitter trucks, resulting in high decibel jet training flights over ancient forests, popular trails and remote peaks on the Olympic Peninsula. The Navy has done a poor job of informing local stakeholders about […]

Jan 3 2017

Congress Passes New Rule, Makes it Easier to Sell Our Public Lands

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in Conservation News
Congress Passes New Rule, Makes it Easier to Sell Our Public Lands

Today, the newly elected U.S. House of Representatives passed a controversial provision changing the way Congress calculates the costs and economic value of federal parks, forests and national wildlife refuges, making it easier to sell off our Public Lands. The rules package included a provision that states “all transfers of public lands should be treated […]

Dec 30 2016

Methow Headwaters Receives Two Year Protection from Mining Interests

Posted on Dec 30, 2016 in Conservation News, Mining
Methow Headwaters Receives Two Year Protection from Mining Interests

Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officially announced the segregation notice for 340,000 acres in the Methow Headwaters region of Washington State. This essentially protects the Methow from mining for a two-year period in which these lands are off limits to mining interests while the BLM studies whether permanent protection is warranted. This is […]