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Jan 25 2022

Washington Wild Leads Local Efforts to Support Reinstating Roadless Area Protections in the Tongass National Forest

Posted on Jan 25, 2022 in Conservation News, Roadless, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Leads Local Efforts to Support Reinstating Roadless Area Protections in the Tongass National Forest

Yesterday marked the end of the 60-day formal comment period to collect public input on the Biden Administration’s proposal to restore National Forest Roadless Area protections in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposal would reinstate a Trump Administration repeal of the Alaska Roadless Rule, which stripped away long-standing protections for nine million acres under the […]

Jan 19 2022

Coalition Cheers Settlement to Halt Mining Threat in the Skagit River Headwaters

Posted on Jan 19, 2022 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Coalition Cheers Settlement to Halt Mining Threat in the Skagit River Headwaters

An international coalition cheered a major victory today: A settlement to halt mining in the Skagit Headwaters. In 2019, Imperial Metals Corporation filed a permit to begin mining in the “donut hole” of the unprotected Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River. Today — after a nearly three-year decision process — the British Columbia government, Imperial […]

Jan 10 2022

Corporate Partner Grayl Receives Outstanding Partnership Award from the Conservation Alliance, nominated by Washington Wild

Posted on Jan 10, 2022 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Corporate Partner Grayl Receives Outstanding Partnership Award from the Conservation Alliance, nominated by Washington Wild

The Conservation Alliance announced the recipients of its 2021 Outstanding Partnership Awards earlier this month—Bank of the West, Grayl, and Obōz. The yearly award recognizes the organization’s member companies whose efforts directly support grantee organizations working to protect wild places in North America.  As a Conservation Alliance grantee, Washington Wild nominated Grayl, a water purification and filter manufacturer […]

Dec 16 2021

Positive Media Attention Grows in Support of National Forest Roadless Protections

Positive Media Attention Grows in Support of National Forest Roadless Protections

The Biden Administration recently announced steps to restore national forest roadless area protections in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposal is a repeal of the Trump Administration’s 2020 Alaska Roadless Rule, which stripped away long-standing protections under the 2001 Roadless Rule, a federal safeguard that restricts logging and roadbuilding in designated wild areas. A 60-day comment […]

Nov 25 2021

Wild Profile: Gro Buer and Bruce Williams

Posted on Nov 25, 2021 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Gro Buer and Bruce Williams

20-year supporters of Washington Wild Bruce Williams was born in Seattle and has checked pretty much every adventure box you can think of. As a kid, his family, sailed, hiked, skied and backpacked all over the state. As their passion for the outdoors grew, so did their appetite for adventure, culminating with all four teenagers […]

Nov 25 2021

Wild Profile: Caramia and Kevin Murry, Owners of Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

Posted on Nov 25, 2021 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Caramia and Kevin Murry, Owners of Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

While both Caramia and Kevin Murry of Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery were not born here, they consider themselves Washingtonians. At one year old, Kevin arrived in Washington from Massachusetts and grew up on the coast. Caramia moved here with her parents at the age of 5 from California, noting that her stepfather grew up […]

Nov 25 2021

Conservation Voices: The Skagit: A River that Connects Us All

Posted on Nov 25, 2021 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Conservation Voices: The Skagit: A River that Connects Us All

By Tom Wooten, Samish Indian Nation Chairman. The Skagit River of Northwest Washington State has always been about connections. The river connects the mountains of the North Cascades to the Salish Sea. Since time immemorial it has connected Indigenous Peoples to trade routes and carried salmon to both the saltwater and freshwater environments in the […]

Nov 23 2021
Nov 19 2021

Biden Administration announces steps to restore National Forest Roadless Area protections for nine million acres of old-growth forest

Biden Administration announces steps to restore National Forest Roadless Area protections for nine million acres of old-growth forest

Proposal to protect ancient forests and address climate impacts in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest relevant to Washington State WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the Biden Administration announced steps to restore national forest roadless area protections in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposal is a repeal of the Trump Administration’s 2020 Alaska Roadless Rule, which stripped away long-standing […]

Nov 15 2021

Legacy Roads and Trails Act Signed into Law as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Legacy Roads and Trails Act Signed into Law as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

On November 15, President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Included in the bill was the Legacy Roads and Trails Act (LRT), which was introduced on Earth Day by U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Mike Simpson (ID-02), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06). The bill leverages public and private funding to address water quality and access […]