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Dec 18 2023

Washingtonians Cheer WA Department of Ecology for Protecting Outstanding Rivers

A diverse group of community members and organizations are celebrating the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology)’s decision to designate segments of three river systems as Outstanding Resource Waters (ORWs). As […]

Dec 14 2023

Key Senate Committee Approves Wild Olympics Bill for First Time

Today, the Wild Olympics Coalition cheered a major milestone for the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act sponsored by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) […]

Dec 12 2023

Conservation Voices: WA State Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-40)

Telling the Story of Washington State by Honoring Billy Frank Jr.  It has been my honor to serve in the Washington State Legislature since 2019, representing the 40th legislative district of Washington […]

Dec 8 2023

Wild Profile: (Lux) Pot Shop

Posted on Dec 8, 2023 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

Among the 25 most populous cities in the U.S., Seattle boasts having the most protected Wilderness within a 100-mile radius. And as one of the first states to legalize marijuana […]

Dec 1 2023

WA Wild Works to Protect North Cascades from Unregulated Private Helicopter Flights

Posted on Dec 1, 2023 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

In early September, a helicopter crashed into Copper Lake—a pristine and remote slice of wilderness in the North Cascades. In response, Washington Wild coordinated a letter signed by 37 conservation, […]

Nov 14 2023
Nov 10 2023

WA Wild Joins Gathering of Northwest Tribes and Fellow Advocates to Build Momentum for Dam Removal

Posted on Nov 10, 2023 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

Last week, staff from Washington Wild had the privilege to attend the Rise Up Northwest (R.U.N) in Unity Convening organized by the Nez Perce Tribe, hosted by the Tulalip Tribes […]

Nov 3 2023

WA Wild Advocates for Trust Land Transfer Funding in Supplemental Capital Budget

With higher-than-expected proceeds from the carbon cap and trade program being funneled into the newly established Natural Climate Solutions Account under the Climate Commitment Act (see #8 in this graphic), […]

Oct 12 2023
Oct 9 2023

WA Wild Joins Letter Urging Start of Important Watershed Restoration Project

In 2019, the US Forest Service granted approval for the “high priority” Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project to improve habitat conditions throughout the watershed, including for several listed species. Four […]