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Jul 12 2021

Celebrate the Release of Public Lands Pilsner on July 23

Posted on Jul 12, 2021 in Brewshed, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Celebrate the Release of Public Lands Pilsner on July 23

After 16-months of virtual events, we are thrilled to gather in person again to celebrate the release of Public Lands Pilsner!   Join us on July 23rd from 3–9m at Lucky Envelope located at 907 NW 50th St, Seattle, WA. RSVP to the Facebook event here.    Featuring all Washington-sourced ingredients with malt from Skagit […]

Jun 25 2021

Positive Media Attention as Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters Grows

Posted on Jun 25, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Positive Media Attention as Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters Grows

Southern British Columbia has become a dangerous hotspot for toxic pollution from mines in watersheds that flow into Washington state, including the beloved Skagit River. Currently, there is a pending request for a mining permit in the Skagit Headwaters by Imperial Metals, the company responsible for the infamous Mount Polley mine disaster of 2014, which […]

Jun 21 2021

Be a Responsible Rover

Posted on Jun 21, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Be a Responsible Rover

Many adventure pups call Washington home. If you and your furry friend are venturing outside this summer, be sure to recreate responsibly! ⠀ By implementing a few practical tips, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable time for you, your 4-legged friend, and all trail users. Research the forecast, trail reports, and where dogs are […]

Jun 16 2021

Local Peninsula Support for Wild Olympics Grows as Senate holds Hearing

Local Peninsula Support for Wild Olympics Grows as Senate holds Hearing

Dozens of local CEOs, businesses, and elected officials from multiple sectors of the economy announced their support for the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers Act today as the bill received a positive legislative hearing before the Senate subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. These new supporters add to the long list […]

Jun 11 2021

Biden Administration Commits to Reinstate Roadless Protections in the Tongass National Forest

Biden Administration Commits to Reinstate Roadless Protections in the Tongass National Forest

It’s a good day for ancient forests. The Biden Administration has committed to restore Roadless protections in the Tongass National Forest.   In October 2019, the Trump administration announced a controversial proposal to eliminate long-standing protections for unlogged old-growth forests within Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposed management plan was an override to the 2001 […]

Jun 7 2021

Wild Profile: Rebecca Albiani & Mitchell Levy, longtime Washington Wild supporters

Rebecca Albiani still remembers the first time visiting Mt. Rainier 25 years ago on a trip to visit her husband Mitchell’s parents. After a day of snowshoeing in Paradise, she was in awe of the spectacular beauty within such close proximity to Seattle. It wasn’t long after that her family moved across the country from […]

Jun 7 2021

Governor Jay Inslee Signs Bill into Law Preventing Seabed Mining

Posted on Jun 7, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

On May 3, Washington became the second state in the country to prohibit seabed mining, providing permanent protection to the marine environment from this destructive practice. Senate Bill 5145 was introduced by Senators Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) and Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island) on January 12 during Washington’s 2021 Legislative session.  “Seabed mining is bad […]

Jun 2 2021

Conservation Voices: It takes an ecosystem – how and why conservation coalitions work 

Conservation Voices: It takes an ecosystem – how and why conservation coalitions work 

By Michelle Connor, President and CEO, Forterra    Recently, Washington Wild’s Executive Director Tom Uniack invited me to offer my response to the not infrequent question we each get from our supporters who are passionate about the Pacific Northwest and about nature, but wonder how to provide resources to support us all: “Why do we need so many environmental groups?”     The missions of […]

Jun 1 2021

Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters Grows to Over 275 Entities

Posted on Jun 1, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters Grows to Over 275 Entities

The month of May brought a groundswell of opposition to a pending mining permit in the Skagit River Headwaters by Imperial Metals Corporation. Local government leaders downstream in Washington cite health, safety, and quality of life as reasons for formalizing their opposition. The headwaters of the Skagit River are located in British Columbia. In May, […]

May 17 2021

Governor Inslee signs the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act into Law

Posted on May 17, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Governor Inslee signs the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act into Law

Today, in a community gathering at the Duwamish Tribe’s Longhouse and Cultural Center, Governor Jay Inslee signed the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act into law. The legislation will put environmental justice at the forefront of the state’s strategic plans, programs, community engagement, and spending decisions. It will also require state agencies to conduct environmental […]