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Feb 24 2016

Congress Celebrates 1,000th Culvert Replacement with Legacy Roads Funds

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 in Conservation News, Watershed Restoration
Congress Celebrates 1,000th Culvert Replacement with Legacy Roads Funds

Members of Congress Forest Service leadership and conservation and recreation leaders celebrated the 1,000th Culvert Replacement funded by Legacy Roads and Trails funding. Hosts for the congressional reception included Sen. Patty Murray and Representatives Derek Kilmer, Dave Reichert and Jaime Hererra-Beutler from Washington State. Washington Wild is a founding member of the Washington Watershed Restoration Initiative […]

Nov 3 2015

Diverse Stakeholders Push Back on Army Helicopter Training Proposal

Diverse Stakeholders Push Back on Army Helicopter Training Proposal

Nearly 70 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations and local businesses signed a letter raising concerns about an Army proposal to shift existing training activities from Colorado to Washington State. The proposal would create four new helicopter training areas on national forest land in the North Cascades and in southwest Washington on the doorstep of Mt. […]

Aug 3 2015

Key Provisions Dropped From Controversial Timber Sale

Key Provisions Dropped From Controversial Timber Sale

Washington Wild led efforts by conservation and recreation organizations in raising concerns about the Hansen Creek timber sale proposed by the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest adjacent to the recently designated Alpine Lakes Wilderness additions. Proposals for a naturally regenerated 120-year old stand for thinning and the use of a popular hiking trail (Ira Spring Trail) […]

Jul 10 2015

New Partnership Launched to Improve Forest Habitat and Strengthen Darrington’s Economic Future

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 in Conservation News
New Partnership Launched to Improve Forest Habitat and Strengthen Darrington’s Economic Future

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Governor Jay Inslee, and leaders from major conservation organizations, local STEM education programs and the community of Darrington announced the formation of a new partnership called the Darrington Collaborative. The goal of the group is to bring together a variety of interests, including those of the local […]

Jun 4 2015

Coalition Cheers Wilderness Act

Coalition Cheers Wilderness Act

The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered the introduction of the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer to permanently protect more than 126,500 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries, a total of 464 river miles, as Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Jun 4 2015

Wild Olympics Bill Introduced into New Congress

Wild Olympics Bill Introduced into New Congress

The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered the introduction of the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer to permanently protect more than 126,000 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries as Wild and Scenic Rivers. If enacted, the […]

May 28 2015

One Hundred Organizations Oppose Threats to Wild Rivers

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Conservation News, River Management
One Hundred Organizations Oppose Threats to Wild Rivers

Nearly 100 conservation organizations, including Washington Wild wrote a letter to members of the U.S. Congress opposing new legislation (S. 1236) that would overturns a century’s worth of checks and balances over the federal management of water resources, and more than 40 years’ worth of protections for natural resources impacted by hydropower dams. The proposed legislation […]

May 8 2015

Rep. Kilmer Joins Official Launch of Olympic Forestry Collaborative

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Conservation News
Rep. Kilmer Joins Official Launch of Olympic Forestry Collaborative

Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) joined the official launch of the Olympic Peninsula Collaborative ( Olympic Forestry Collaborative ) in Port Angeles. Kilmer hosted an interactive panel discussion with local stakeholders to detail how the collaborative will seek to benefit the environmental quality of area forests and support sustainable timber harvests on the Olympic Peninsula. […]

Mar 27 2015

Groups Provide Input on Recreation Impacts of Planned Timber Sale near Snoqualmie Pass

Groups Provide Input on Recreation Impacts of Planned Timber Sale near Snoqualmie Pass

Washington Wild and eight other conservation and recreation organizations commented on the draft Environmental Assessment for the Hansen Creek Vegetation Project located north of I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass. The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest releases a draft environmental assessment for a timber sale that could include as much as 1,500 acres over the next six […]

Feb 25 2015

$1 Million Increase for Repairing Forest Service Roads in WA

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Conservation News, Watershed Restoration
$1 Million Increase for Repairing Forest Service Roads in WA

Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, announced a $1 million increase for conservation work in Washington State through the U.S. Forest Service’s Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program. The increase for 2015 will go toward repairing or closing aging Forest Service roads that are […]