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Apr 17 2017

Conservationists, Recreationists Question Re-Investment in Century-old Dam on Similkameen River

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 in Conservation News, River Management
Conservationists, Recreationists Question Re-Investment in Century-old Dam on Similkameen River

In advance of a public hearing, Washington Wild joined ten conservation and recreation groups who signed onto a letter to the Okanogan Public Utility District raising concerns about the economic, legal […]

Apr 3 2017

Congress, President Allow for Controversial Killing of Wolves and Bears in National Wildlife Refuges

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in Conservation News
Congress, President Allow for Controversial Killing of Wolves and Bears in National Wildlife Refuges

On April 3, 2017, President Donald Trump continued his attack on our environment, wildlife and public lands by signing legislation into law (H.J. Res. 69) that would repeal recently finalized […]

Mar 27 2017

Congress, President Repeal Improvements to Public Land Management

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in BLM Wild Lands, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Congress, President Repeal Improvements to Public Land Management

On March 27th, President Donald Trump signed legislation into law (H.J. Res. 44) that would repeal recently completed planning regulations that increase transparency and provide more public input on resource […]

Mar 16 2017

2017 Guide to Legislative Threats

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
2017 Guide to Legislative Threats

As 2017 began, within days it became clear that wild places on federal lands were going to be attacked on two fronts. The new Republican led Congress wasted little time […]

Mar 14 2017

WA’s Dave Reichert is one of 17 House Republicans to Speak Up on Climate Change

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
WA’s Dave Reichert is one of 17 House Republicans to Speak Up on Climate Change

Amidst a constant stream of negative news from Congress and the Trump Administration relating to climate change, a ray of hope materialized from an unlikely source. 17 House Republicans cosponsored […]

Mar 13 2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Save the Environmental Protection Agency! NO to H.R. 861!

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
COMPLETED ACTION: Save the Environmental Protection Agency! NO to H.R. 861!

On February 2nd Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) introduced H.R. 861, a bill that would abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. This agency, responsible for clean air and water, is increasingly important […]

Mar 13 2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect our National Parks! NO to H.J. Res. 46!

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
COMPLETED ACTION: Protect our National Parks! NO to H.J. Res. 46!

Our National Parks are no place for drilling. These unique places help contribute to a booming recreation economy, host millions of visitors every year, and have been a important American […]

Mar 7 2017

Methow Headwaters Protection Act Reintroduced!

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining
Methow Headwaters Protection Act Reintroduced!

Today we cheered the reintroduction of S.566, the Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2017 by Senators Cantwell and Murray!! This is an important milestone for the Methow Headwaters Campaign. The bill calls for […]

Mar 7 2017

Conservationists Raise Concerns over Navy, Forest Service Training Projects in Olympics

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 in Conservation News
Conservationists Raise Concerns over Navy, Forest Service Training Projects in Olympics

Ten conservation organizations, including Washington Wild, sent a joint comment letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee and members of the Washington Congressional delegation raising concerns about the public process and environmental […]

Mar 1 2017

Local Endorsements Grow as Wild Olympics Legislation Reintroduced

Local Endorsements Grow as Wild Olympics Legislation Reintroduced

The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered the reintroduction of the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer to permanently protect […]