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Jun 14 2017

A Gathering Storm Against Our Public Lands

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
A Gathering Storm Against Our Public Lands

Last summer, Scoutmaster Bill Dunnell led a group of about 30 boy scouts along the eastern shore of Baker Lake within Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the North Cascades. These scouts from […]

Jun 2 2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect our National Forests from Mandated Logging! NO to H.R. 2613

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect our National Forests from Mandated Logging! NO to H.R. 2613

H.R. 2613, also known as the Forests Act of 2017, was introduced in the house this past May by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA-5]. This bill would make timber production the […]

Jun 1 2017

Four Newspapers Serving Eastern Washington Support Hanford Reach National Monument

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Four Newspapers Serving Eastern Washington Support Hanford Reach National Monument

This past April President Trump issued an executive order that directs the Department of Interior to review all previous national monument designations since 1996. Washington’s own Hanford Reach National Monument, […]

May 24 2017

Forest Service Releases Improved Roads Decision on Greenwater Watershed

Forest Service Releases Improved Roads Decision on Greenwater Watershed

After a more than a year of input from local conservation and recreation groups, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest released a final decision notice on efforts to maintain and right […]

May 23 2017

President’s New Budget is Bad News for the Environment and Public Lands

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
President’s New Budget is Bad News for the Environment and Public Lands

Today the President released his proposed budget for FY 2018 which adds to his record of attacking or defunding many of the programs that are key to protecting our national […]

May 16 2017

Defending Our Public Lands

Defending Our Public Lands

By Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) President Theodore Roosevelt told us, “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next […]

May 11 2017

Congressional Threats to Public Lands Expire As Deadline Passes

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Conservation News
Congressional Threats to Public Lands Expire As Deadline Passes

Today, a number of threats to our Public Lands are expiring! The deadline for Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation, May 11th, has just passed. This ensures that any legislative attack […]

May 11 2017

Beers Made by Walking and Washington Wild Team Up for the 2017 Seattle Hike Series

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Brewshed, Conservation News
Beers Made by Walking and Washington Wild Team Up for the 2017 Seattle Hike Series

Now in its sixth year, Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) returns to Seattle! BMBW invites brewers to go on nature hikes led by volunteer naturalists and brew beer inspired by […]

May 10 2017

Senate Bi-Partisan Vote Protects Key Rule on Methane Emissions

Posted on May 10, 2017 in Conservation News
Senate Bi-Partisan Vote Protects Key Rule on Methane Emissions

Today, in an unexpected bit of good news, the Senate has narrowly voted (51 to 59) to keep a key environmental regulation, H.J. Resolution 36, a BLM Methane and Waste […]

Apr 26 2017

COMPLETED ACTION: President Trump Targets over 50 National Monuments in New Executive Order

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
COMPLETED ACTION: President Trump Targets over 50 National Monuments in New Executive Order

Today, President Trump issued an executive order that directs the Department of Interior to review all previous national monument designations since 1996. Washington’s own San Juan Islands National Monument, designated by […]