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Nov 21 2017

National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Increased Entrance Fees at 17 Parks

National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Increased Entrance Fees at 17 Parks

Today, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced that they will be extending the public comment period for the National Park Entry Fee Increase until December 22, 2017. The deadline, […]

Nov 20 2017

Senator Maria Cantwell Hosts Rally Opposing National Park Fee Increase

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
Senator Maria Cantwell Hosts Rally Opposing National Park Fee Increase

Today, Washington Wild attended a rally held by Senator Maria Cantwell who was joined by Washingtonians, outdoor and recreation enthusiasts, and local businesses to oppose the proposed entry fee increase […]

Nov 17 2017

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access in Darrington Ranger District

The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Darrington Ranger District that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. Washington Wild coordinated a letter to […]

Nov 9 2017

Groups Encourage Thoughtful Approach Around Access Issues in the Enchantments

Recently there has been a push to institute day use permits in the Enchantments, located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and one of the most popular destinations for hiking in […]

Nov 8 2017

Hydropower Legislation Harmful to Rivers, Wildlife Passes House Floor

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Hydropower Legislation Harmful to Rivers, Wildlife Passes House Floor

Today, H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act passed the House floor with a vote of 257-166. This legislation is a devastating assault on our nation’s rivers and the people […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 30 2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Oppose Massive Entry Fee Increases for National Parks

COMPLETED 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 […]

Oct 24 2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Recreational Access

COMPLETED 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 […]