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Nov 6 2017

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Mining Ban in the Methow Valley

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining, WA Wild Blog
Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Mining Ban in the Methow Valley

The Forest Service is currently considering a proposal for a 20-year mineral withdrawal in the Methow which would protect the area from mining interests for the next two decades. Today, Washington Wild joined 12 other conservation and recreation organizations on a joint comment letter to the Okanagon-Wenatchee National Forest expressing their support to protect the […]

Nov 1 2017

Extreme Lawless Logging Bill Passes House

Extreme Lawless Logging Bill Passes House

Today, the controversial Resilient Forests Act of has passed the House mostly along party lines with a vote of 232-188. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR-4] is a dangerous attack on our national forests and other public lands that would allow unprecedented unregulated logging, weaken protections of the Endangered Species Act, and remove judicial […]

Nov 1 2017

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access Near Mt. Baker

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access Near Mt. Baker

The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. Washington Wild coordinated a letter to the Forest Service signed by 19 organizations supporting these repairs that keep important recreation areas accessible. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service […]

Oct 30 2017

PAST ACTION: Oppose Massive Entry Fee Increases for National Parks

PAST ACTION: Oppose Massive Entry Fee Increases for National Parks

Often referred to as “America’s Best Idea,” our National Parks are places we all can go to reconnect with nature, recreate and relax away from the stress of our everyday life. What happens when America’s Best Idea becomes that to only those who can pay an expensive entrance fee?  

Oct 24 2017

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Recreational Access

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Recreational Access

The comment period for this opportunity closed on November 1, 2017. For current opportunities see our Take Action Page.   The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service Roads suffer damage from washouts […]

Oct 17 2017

Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Today, Washington Wild was one of 25 local businesses, recreation and conservation groups who signed a comment letter to the Bureau of Reclamation for a water project taking place within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Groups expressed concern that the proposed project requires more substantive review and should be considered in the same analysis as several other […]

Oct 7 2017

Groups Object to Decision on Mining Expansion into Mt. Baker Roadless Area

Groups Object to Decision on Mining Expansion into Mt. Baker Roadless Area

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has issued a draft decision to move ahead with the Swen Larsen Quarry Expansion into the Mt. Baker West Inventoried Roadless Area in Whatcom County. Washington Wild coordinated and objection letter signed by 8 other organizations stating their concerns with the project moving forward. The 10-acre mining expansion will have […]

Oct 5 2017

Conservation Groups Support Translocation of Mountain Goats from the Olympics to North Cascades

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Conservation News, North Cascades, WA Wild Blog
Conservation Groups Support Translocation of Mountain Goats from the Olympics to North Cascades

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a comment letter signed by 6 other conservation organizations to the Olympic National Park Superintendent regarding their Mountain Goat Management Plan. Mountain goats are not native to the Olympics and their presence has raised concerns for both ecological impacts to the habitat, including soil erosion and displacement of native species, and visitor […]

Sep 20 2017

PAST ACTION: Defend the Clean Water Rule!

PAST ACTION: Defend the Clean Water Rule!

The comment period for this opportunity closed on September 27, 2017. For current opportunities see our Take Action Page. The Trump Administration is proposing to repeal the Clean Water Rule (CWR) which would reverse the hard-fought 2015 rule which extended federal jurisdiction for the Clean Water Act to include important smaller bodies of water such as wetlands and […]

Sep 18 2017

Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin to Receive Awards from Washington Wild in Support of Conservation

Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin to Receive Awards from Washington Wild in Support of Conservation

At Washington Wild’s fundraiser, WILD NIGHT OUT, Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin will receive an annual conservation award from Washington Wild for their conservation efforts to protect public lands and wild places in Washington State.   The Conservation Voices Award, given each year to an individual who has lent his or her voice […]