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Feb 16 2022

Successful lawsuit halts mining threat in Green River Valley near Mount St. Helens

Posted on Feb 16, 2022 in Conservation News, Mining, WA Wild Blog
Successful lawsuit halts mining threat in Green River Valley near Mount St. Helens

On January 31, a US District Court vacated decisions made by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) that would have enabled mining exploration near Mount St. Helens. The order concludes a lawsuit brought by Cascade Forest Conservancy (CFC) and represented by Earthrise Law Center and the Western Mining […]

Feb 7 2022

Washington Wild Mourns the Passing of Norman Winn, Champion of the Outdoors

Posted on Feb 7, 2022 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Mourns the Passing of Norman Winn, Champion of the Outdoors

Norman Winn, former board member, attorney, mountaineer, and steadfast defender of wild lands, passed away in late December at the age of 82. Winn and his wife Karyl Leix landed in Seattle in 1968, where he quickly became an avid mountain climber and conservation champion. Among the long list of groups that Winn supported include […]

Feb 4 2022

2021 Conservation Accomplishments

Posted on Feb 4, 2022 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
2021 Conservation Accomplishments

2021 was another challenging year with ever-shifting pandemic restrictions, but we worked hard to move our conservation work forward. Highlights Mining Halted in Skagit Headwaters! While we celebrated the announcement that an agreement between the British Columbia Government and Imperial Metals removed future mining threats in the Skagit Headwaters on January 19, 2022, Washington Wild’s […]

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 […]